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Women, class and social action in late-Victorian and Edwardian London

  title={Women, class and social action in late-Victorian and Edwardian London},
  author={R. Livesey},
This thesis explores the relationship between class, gender and feminist identity through an examination of women's involvement in philanthropy and social reform in London from 1870 to 1906. Middle-class women's engagement in such work — termed collectively here as 'social action' — has long been claimed as the nursery of first-wave feminist political identity. Numerous historians have framed social action as the means by which women moved from the 'private' to the 'public' sphere and the… Expand
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