The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society, 1800--1980 by William Knox | 9780748617883 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society, 1800--1980

The Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society, 1800--1980

by William Knox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0748617884

ISBN-13: 9780748617883

Pub. Date: 05/23/2006

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

This book tells the remarkable stories of ten women whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the concerns and problems that other women have faced throughout the last two centuries. Each is the subject of a chapter devoted to her particular story and the times in which she lived. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed great changes in women's

Overview

This book tells the remarkable stories of ten women whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the concerns and problems that other women have faced throughout the last two centuries. Each is the subject of a chapter devoted to her particular story and the times in which she lived. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed great changes in women's position in Scotland, and yet little is known about the achievements of the Scottish women who were the main agents of these changes. In presenting the life stories of ten women, William Knox provides evidence of the huge contribution made by women to the shaping of modern Scotland. At the same time he shows how the life histories of individuals can reveal previously dark corners of historical understanding and allow a more nuanced picture of Scottish society as a whole. Subjects include Jane Welsh Carlyle, brilliantly gifted, but married to the wayward and demanding Thomas, Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland's first female doctor, and Mary Slessor,

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748617883
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
05/23/2006
Edition description:
ANN
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Introduction; 1. Jane Welsh Carlyle: Living with Genius (1)
2. Eliza Wigham: Religion, Radicalism and the Origins of the Women's Movement in 19thC Scotland
3. Madeleine Smith: Sex and the Single Girl in Victorian Scotland
4. Sophia Jex-Blake: Women and Higher Education in 19thC Scotland
5. Lady Frances Balfour: the Radical Aristocrat
6. Mary Mitchell Slessor: Serving God and Country
7. Elsie Maud Inglis: Scotland's Joan of Arc?
8. Katherine, Duchess of Atholl: the Red Duchess?
9. Willa Muir: Living with Genius (2)
10. Mary Brooksbank: Work, Poverty and Politics in 20thC Scotland.

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