Struggle and Suffrage in Huddersfield

Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

Vivien Teasdale

If you've ever wondered how life changed so much for women over the hundred years between 1850 and 1950, this is a great introduction.
Date Published :
December 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Struggle and Suffrage
Illustration :
25 black and white illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526712783
Pages : 168
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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If you’ve ever wondered how life changed so much for women over the hundred years between 1850 and 1950, this is a great introduction. During this period, women went from being seen as merely possessions of their fathers or husbands to being individuals who had the right to own property, to enter the professions and to keep the proceeds of their employment. They gained access to education and began to take part in the running of local councils, leading eventually to becoming part of the Government of the country.

Focussing on women in Huddersfield during these years, the stories range from the well-known ladies who were instrumental in obtaining the vote for women or led the much needed work to support the armed forces during both world wars to those who simply battled to keep their families fed, clothed and healthy during all the changes of those momentous years.

About The Author
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A retired teacher with a particular interest in local and social history, Vivien has published articles in family history magazines and her previous books include: _Huddersfield Mills, Huddersfield Mill Memoirs, Huddersfield in the Great War_ and _Tracing your Textile Ancestors_. She has written two books in the ‘Foul Deeds’ series: _Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Huddersfield_ and _Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in the West Riding_ as well as well as _Yorkshire Disasters_.

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