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In this study of women from the Puritan revolution to the 1930s, the author shows how class and sex, work and family, personal life and social pressures have shaped and hindered women's struggles for equality.
About the Author
Sheila Rowbotham is a University Fellow in the Sociology Department of Manchester University. Her recent books include Women in Movement (Routledge, 1992) and with Swasti Mitter, Dignity and Daily Bread (Routledge, 1993).
Table of Contents
1. Work, the family and the development of early capitalism
2. Puritans and prophetesses
3. The restoration
4. The new radicalism of the eighteenth century
5. The agricultural and industrial revolution
6. New means of resisting
7. Birth control and early nineteenth century radicalism
8. Feminism in the radical and early socialist movement
9. Middle-class women begin to organise
10. Feminism and rescue work
11. The position of working-class women in the ninete