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Women, Work, and Politics: Belgium 1830-1914

Patricia Penn Hilden


This is a study of the working women of Belgium from 1830 to 1914. The author argues that the success of Belgium's industrial revolution was uniquely dependent on female labour. She examines the widespread participation of Belgian women in the labour market, and explores their role in the emergent politics of Belgium's working class. This is an important scholarly study which makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of the relations between socialism and feminism, to labour history, and to the history of Belgium.

Keywords: Belgium, industrial revolution, women, female labour, labour market, working class, socialism, feminism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198228837
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198228837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patricia Penn Hilden, author
New York University