A History of Women in the West

A History of Women in the West

Vol. 4, Emerging Feminism From Revolution to World War

Book - 1993
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Harvard University Press

The French Revolution opened a whole new stage in the history of women, despite their conspicuous absence from the playbill. The coming century would see women's subordination to men codified in all manner of new laws and rules; and yet the period would also witness the birth of feminism, the unprecedented emergence of women as a collective force in the political arena. The fourth volume in this world-acclaimed series covers the distance between these two poles, between the French Revolution and World War I. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeois century, dynamic and expansive, in which the role of woman in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house; in which woman's growing role in the family as the center of all morals and virtues pressed her into public service to fight social ills.


The fourth volume in this world-acclaimed series covers the distance between the French Revolution and World War I. It gives us a vibrant picture of a bourgeois century, dynamic and expansive, in which the role of woman in the home was stressed more and more, even as the economic pressures and opportunities of the industrial revolution drew her out of the house.

Baker & Taylor
Discusses the legal, social, and religious position of women in the Greco-Roman world and during the Middle Ages

Publisher: London, England :, Belknap Press,, 1993
Cambridge, Massachusetts ;, Belknap Press, 1993
Description: x, 640 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780674403734
0674403738
Branch Call Number: 305.4094 Sto

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