Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women Who Championed Equality 1840-1990

Rocking the Boat: Welsh Women Who Championed Equality 1840-1990

by Angela V. John


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This insightful and revealing collection of essays focuses on seven Welsh women who, in a range of imaginative ways, resisted the status quo in Wales, England and beyond during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays challenge expectations about how women’s lives were lived in the last two centuries, as well as raise issues of gender and nationality. From the pioneer doctor and champion of progressive causes, Frances Hoggan, to the irrepressible twentieth-century novelist Menna Gallie, these women spoke out for what they believed in, and sometimes they paid the price. Although proud of their Welsh identity, they articulated it in a variety of ways, and each spent most of their adult lives outside Wales. They became familiar, and often controversial voices, on the page and platform in London, Oxford, Northern Ireland, and internationally. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781912681440
Publisher: Parthian Books
Publication date: 12/01/2019
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Vice-president of Llafur, the Welsh People's History Society, Angela V. John is a widely published historian and biographer. 

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