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Girls & Boys: Infidel Feminism: Secularism, Religion and Women's Emancipation, England 1830-1914
  • Category
    Talks and Discussions
  • Date(s)
    21 November 2013
  • Time
    7:00 PM
  • Price
    Free
Girls & Boys: Infidel Feminism: Secularism, Religion and Women's Emancipation, England 1830-1914
Annie Besant, Secular Review, c1880s, Journal Collection (Bishopsgate Library)
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Dr Schwartz takes the first in-depth look at a distinctive brand of women's rights that emerged out of the Victorian Secularist movement. Highlighting the lives and work of some of the most prominent activists, including Annie Besant and others whose renunciation of religion shaped their struggle for emancipation, she examines this feminism and the social and cultural history of the period that has almost entirely passed over in the historiography of the Victorian and Edwardian women's movement.

Dr Laura Schwartz is Assistant Professor in Modern British History at the University of Warwick. Her main research interests are the history of feminism and radical movements in Britain

To celebrate the launch of Laura Schwartz’s book, the talk will be introduced by Professor Barbara Taylor (Queen Mary, University of London).

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