Health and Girlhood in Britain, 1874–1920

  • Hilary Marland

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)

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About this book


This first major study of girls' health in modern Britain explores how debates and advice on healthy girlhood shaped ideas about the lives of young women from the 1870s to the 1920s, as theories concerning the biological limitations of female adolescence were challenged and girls moved into new arenas in the workplace, sport and recreation.


adolescence education exercise girls health medicine puberty school women

Authors and affiliations

  • Hilary Marland
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WarwickUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46037-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32814-4
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