Hidden from history : 300 years of women's oppression and the fight against it (Book, 1977) [Hayden Memorial Library @ Citrus College]
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Hidden from history : 300 years of women's oppression and the fight against it

Author: Sheila Rowbotham
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, ©1977
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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In this classic study of women in Britain from the Puritan revolution to the 1930s, Sheila Rowbotham shows how class and sex, work and the family, personal life and social pressures have shaped and hindered women's struggles for equality. Rowbotham explores the different effects that changes in the process of production have on middle-class and working-class women; why birth control and the organization of working  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila Rowbotham
ISBN: 0904383563 9780904383560
OCLC Number: 16584080
Description: x, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Work, the family and the development of early capitalism --
Puritans and prophetesses --
The restoration --
The new radicalism of the eighteenth century --
The agricultural and industrial revolution --
New means of resisting --
Birth control and early nineteenth century radicalism --
Feminism in the radical and early socialist movement --
Middle-class women begin to organise --
Feminism and rescue work --
The position of working-class women in the nineteenth century --
Women and trade unions --
Socialism, the family and sexuality --
The struggle for birth control at the end of the nineteenth century --
The vote --
Some responses to feminism in the socialist movement before 1914 --
The war --
Anti-feminism --
Work, trade unions and the unemployed after World War I --
The family and sexual radicalism --
Motherhod and the family --
Birth control, abortion and sexual self-determination --
Feminism and socialism after World War I.
Responsibility: Sheila Rowbotham.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_87615
991000275629705351

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'Groundbreaking ... One of the first books to make women's history available to a wide audience.' -- Guardian 'I admire Sheila Rowbotham's directness. Women should be grateful for a book of this Read more...

 
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