Women in British Politics, 1780-1860 The Power of the Petticoat by Na Na


Women in British Politics, 1780-1860 The Power of the Petticoat by Na Na

This groundbreaking volume examines women's political involvement from a variety of innovative angles. In addition to exploring literary sources and women's contribution to electoral processes, pressure group politics are examined in depth (including Jewish civil rights and the campaigns against the Corn Laws and Indian widow-burning). The attention to neglected aspects of women's political activity, such as religion, domesticity, European nationalism, empire, and lifestyle enable this book to challenge not only the historiography of Georgian and Victorian women, but also the nature of political history itself.


.. .combine[s] the best of the new research with theoretical sophistication... --Anna Clark Victorian Studies Kathryn Gleadle and Sarah Richardson have produced a book which will be widely welcomed by teachers of eighteenth and nineteenth-century British women's history as well as by researchers in the field. Women in British Politics, 1760-1860 brings together several of the most important recent threads of scholarship in this field. -- Emma Vincent Macleod in H-Albion

About the Author

Kathryn Gleadle holds a British Academy Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Politics and Modern History at London Guildhall University. Sarah Richardson is Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Warwick.

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191 pages


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Publication date

14th January 2014



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