Inside the Citadel: Men and the Emancipation of Women 1850-1920

Inside the Citadel: Men and the Emancipation of Women 1850-1920

by R. Symonds


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This book discusses the contribution of individual men to the emancipation of women between 1860 and 1920. These include the pioneer of feminism, J.S. Mill, the allies of Josephine Butler, the men who risked imprisonment for making available information on contraception and sympathetic writers such as Meredith and Shaw. There are also chapters on the suffrage, education, religion, medicine and entry to other professions. The role of men in the removal of women's social disabilities is described as well as Gandhi's innovative involvement of women in the independence movement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349408931
Publisher: Springer Nature B.V.
Publication date: 04/14/2017
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

About the Author

Richard Symonds is Senior Research Associate at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford.

Table of Contents

List of Plates Preface and Acknowledgements PART ONE: SAPPING THE FOUNDATIONS Introduction John Stuart Mill Raises the Standard The Allies of Josephine Butler Emancipation Through Birth Control Gandhi and Liberation of Women through the Freedom Movement PART TWO: THE ASSAULT ON THE CITADEL Education Medicine Religion Parliament and the Suffrage Breaking into the Professions Observations and Reflections Notes Index

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