Women in British Politics, 1780-1860

The Power of the Petticoat

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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.

About the authors

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Petticoat in Politics: Women and Authority

    Gleadle, Kathryn (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Women, Electoral Privilege and Practice in the Eighteenth Century

    Chalus, Elaine

    Pages 19-38

  • Patriotism and Providence: the Politics of Hannah More

    Stott, Anne

    Pages 39-55

  • ‘Well-neighboured Houses’: the Political Networks of Elite Women, 1780–1860

    Richardson, Sarah

    Pages 56-73

  • From Supporting Missions to Petitioning Parliament: British Women and the Evangelical Campaign against Sati in India, 1813–30

    Midgley, Clare

    Pages 74-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women in British Politics, 1780-1860
Book Subtitle
The Power of the Petticoat
Authors
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-62989-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-62989-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-23356-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 179
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