Ladies Elect: Women in English Local Government, 1865-1914 (Paperback)Patricia Hollis (author)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 566
Weight: 709 g
Dimensions: 218 x 138 x 32 mm
Ladies Elect is much more that just a factual historical account of women's participation in local government ... It enriches our knowledge of the difficulties that women faced as candidates, while at the same time broadening our perspective on the problems they encountered over education, the Poor Law and urban conditions. * THES *
a major contribution to the study of each of the subjects in her title, the history of women and the history of local government. * English Historical Review *
While her book is very moving in places, particularly when describing in detail the work of women on local authorities, the author's approach remains scholarly and critical throughout ... an absorbing and rewarding read. * History *
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