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Victorian Feminists$
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Barbara Caine

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204336

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Victorian Feminists

Barbara Caine

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the lives and works of prominent feminists in England during the 19th century. This book explores the intellectual approach and the theoretical framework of four prominent Victorian feminists. They are Emily Davies, Frances Power Cobbe, Josephine Butler, and Millicent Garrett Fawcett. This book also examines the interaction between these feminists' personal experiences, political attitudes, religious beliefs, and social values on one hand, and their feminist ideas and activities on the other.

Keywords:   feminists, England, Emily Davies, Frances Power Cobbe, Josephine Butler, Millicent Garrett Fawcett

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