Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford

Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

Rachel Bellerby

This book explores women in Bradford between 1850 and 1950, a time of incredible change as the town became a city and women's roles altered dramatically. Bradford-born Rachel Bellerby explores sources to share incredible tales of Bradford women of all classes, using oral testimonies, newspaper reports and official documentation. This is the story o
Date Published :
May 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Struggle and Suffrage
Illustration :
25 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526716927
Pages : 144
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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In 1850, the population of Bradford was 103,000, having soared from 34,000 just ten years earlier. The town was on the cusp of worldwide fame as, over the coming decades, it would grow to become the wool capital of the world.

Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford explores what it was like to be a woman in Bradford between the years 1850 and 1950 – a century of incredible change as the town became a city and women’s roles, both at home and in society, altered dramatically.

Bradford-born author Rachel Bellerby explores a wide range of sources to share incredible tales of Bradford women of all classes, using oral testimonies, newspaper reports and official documentation. This is the story of the struggles and prejudice which women overcame, a celebration of the achievements of Bradford women, and a fresh new look at a history which, until now, has focused largely on men.

About The Author
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Rachel Bellerby is an experienced journalist who specialises in the local, family and industrial history of Yorkshire. She has a lifetime’s knowledge of Bradford’s history and her ancestors have lived in the city since the early nineteenth century. She is the author of Chasing the Sixpence: Memories of Bradford Mill Workers and Tracing Your Yorkshire Ancestors.

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