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Florence Fenwick Miller: Victorian Feminist, Journalist and Educator
     

Florence Fenwick Miller: Victorian Feminist, Journalist and Educator

by Rosemary T. Van Arsdel
 

ISBN-10: 0754603318

ISBN-13: 9780754603313

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

The life of a marvelously indefatigable Victorian, the British suffragist, activist, and journalist Miller, is told in detail in this biography. Van Arsdel (emerita, English, U. of Puget Sound) compiled research from archival sources, including Miller's correspondence, that of her contemporaries, contemporary periodicals, and a recently discovered autobiography of

Overview

The life of a marvelously indefatigable Victorian, the British suffragist, activist, and journalist Miller, is told in detail in this biography. Van Arsdel (emerita, English, U. of Puget Sound) compiled research from archival sources, including Miller's correspondence, that of her contemporaries, contemporary periodicals, and a recently discovered autobiography of Miller's first 25 years. The story of Miller's activism to causes affecting women, health, and education provides a social history of her time.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754603313
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Series:
Nineteenth Century Series
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.49(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Abbreviationsx
A Note on the Textxi
Introductionxiii
Part IFinding Her Way
1Family Background; Rebellious Child; Troubled Girlhood3
2Struggle for a Medical Education15
31872-73, Early Friendships; Apprenticeships for Journalism and the Platform27
4Realities of Medical Practice; London Dialectical Society; Sunday Lecture Society37
5Admiral Maxse Debate; Coming of Age; Scottish Lecture Tour52
6Election to the London School Board; Bradlaugh-Besant Scandal; Marriage69
Part IIThe Realities of Life
7Domestic Struggles; Early Books; Second School Board Race89
8Motherhood; Suffrage Campaign; Third School Board Race102
9The London Press and the Provincial Press; Harriet Martineau Biography; Contagious Diseases Acts113
10The Illustrated London News; Women's Franchise League; the Wolstenholme Elmy Misunderstanding125
Part IIIThe Fullness of Life
11Susan B. Anthony; Women's Congress, the Chicago World's Fair, 1893; American Women's Suffrage Leaders149
12Editor, Outward Bound and Homeward Bound; the International Council of Women, London, 1899170
13The Woman's Signal, 1895-99: 'the Most Important Feminist Paper of the Period'179
14National Woman's Suffrage Meeting, Washington, DC, 1902; International Woman Suffrage Committee213
AppendixFlorence Fenwick Miller Bibliography227
A Selected Bibliography233
Index244

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