Women in History

Bridget Williams Books

When Women in History was first published in 1986, research into women’s history was still in its infancy. This, the first of two volumes of essays, brings together groundbreaking studies covering: attitudes to women’s sexuality; prostitution; poverty and charitable aid; why women won the vote; feminism in the 1870s; abortion and birth control debates in the 1930s; changes in childbirth; and the education of girls.

Today the editors of this book are all leaders in their academic fields, as are many of the contributors. The essays remain cogent and fascinating, for students, researchers and general readers alike.