This book evaluates the nature and impact of organized female imperialism in Edwardian Britain. It analyzes the nature of aristocratic and upper-middle-class ladies' involvement in imperialist associations, examining their relationship with male imperialist leagues. The attitudes of well-known female promulgators of imperialism and their relationships with male counterparts are explored, and the central role of women in the educational causes of imperialism is outlined. This brings into focus the importance of women's imperialist movements in relation to the broader women's movement, while informing the study of the wider exercise of imperial power and the role of women within it.
About the Author
Julia Bush is head of the School of Social Studies at University College Northampton.
Table of Contents
|List of Plates||vii|
|Abbreviated Titles of Organizations||xii|
|1.||British Ladies and the Empire||1|
|3.||The Imperial Turn||36|
|5.||Women's Work for Empire||73|
|7.||'Race' and Empire||105|
|10.||Imperialism, the Women's Movement and the Vote||170|
|11.||Postscript: World War and After||193|
|Appendix 1||The Growth of Female Imperialism||203|
|Appendix 2||Female Imperialist Networks||213|
|Appendix 3||Biographical Summaries of Leading Ladies||217|