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The Truest Form of Patriotism: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870-1902

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This text explores the pervasive influence of pacifism on Victorian feminism. Drawing on previously unused source material, it provides an account of Victorian women who campaigned for peace and the many feminists who incorporated pacifist ideas into their writing on women and women's work. It explores feminists' ideas about the role of women within the empire, their eligi ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published April 24th 2004 by Manchester University Press (first published April 17th 2004)
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Nov 30, 2008 Siria rated it really liked it
A really interesting look at the intersections of the pacifist and feminist movements in late Victorian Britain—neither of which were as monolithic as people tend to presume. Brown does a good job at examining the tensions and alliances which sprang up between the two movements, tracing the histories of both the principal associations and figures associated with them. I found her examination of gendered understandings of the roles of force/arbitration to be particularly interesting. Clearly writ ...more
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Sep 17, 2013 Jami Hart rated it it was amazing
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Facinating scholarly work that describes the four major strands of pacifist feminism during the latter part of the 19th century and the many factors that inhibit peace work. Includes many Quaker women.
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