Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1980: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1980

Edinburgh University Press
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This book tells the remarkable stories of ten women whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the concerns and problems that other women have faced throughout the last two centuries. Each is the subject of a chapter devoted to her particular story and the times in which she lived. The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed great changes in women's position in Scotland, and yet little is known about the achievements of the Scottish women who were the main agents of these changes. In presenting the life stories of ten women, William Knox provides evidence of the huge contribution made by women to the shaping of modern Scotland. At the same time he shows how the life histories of individuals can reveal previously dark corners of historical understanding and allow a more nuanced picture of Scottish society as a whole. Subjects include Jane Welsh Carlyle, brilliantly gifted, but married to the wayward and demanding Thomas, Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland's first female doctor, and Mary Slessor,
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William Knox is Senior Lecturer in Scottish History at the University of St Andrews
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Edinburgh University Press
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Mar 6, 2006
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History / Europe / Great Britain
History / Modern / 20th Century
History / Modern / General
Social Science / Women's Studies
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