© 1991

Women in the Chartist Movement

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Part of the Studies in Gender History book series (SGH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 1-5
  3. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 35-77
  4. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 89-122
  5. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 123-173
  6. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 174-219
  7. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 220-246
  8. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 247-263
  9. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 264-282
  10. Jutta Schwarzkopf
    Pages 283-288
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 289-337

About this book


Towards the end of the 1830s, large numbers of British working men and women rallied round the People's Charter in order to improve their living conditions through universal suffrage. Women's wide-ranging support of Chartism encompassed everything from extensive lecturing tours to domestic servicing of politically active menfolk. In this first full-length study of women's involvement in Chartism, the author demonstrates that, in their struggle, which lasted for more than a decade, Chartist men and women enforced in their own ranks standards of respectable man- and womanhood that were to shape working-class gender relations well into this century.


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