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Significant Sisters: The Grassroots Of Active Feminism, 1839-1939

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Significant Sisters traces the lives of eight women, each of whom pioneered vital changes in the spheres of law, education, the professions, morals or politics; each forcing her own brand of feminism, yet making a lasting difference to women’s lives.
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Published December 7th 2000 by Penguin Books Ltd (first published February 12th 1985)
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Jul 17, 2016 Clare rated it really liked it
Though it took me an age to read I have enjoyed this, especially the chapters on Josephine Butler and Emma Goldman who I had not encountered before.
The book has manageable chapters with short analysis at the end and decent references to point you in the right direction.
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Aug 14, 2016 ECA rated it it was amazing
A concise and compelling companion to feminist philosophy and activism, this is a firm favourite of mine, and I would recommend it to everyone. All of the women's lives are interesting and enlightening .
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Margaret Forster was educated at the Carlisle and County High School for Girls. From here she won an Open Scholarship to Somerville College, Oxford where in 1960 she was awarded an honours degree in History.

From 1963 Margaret Forster worked as a novelist, biographer and freelance literary critic, contributing regularly to book programmes on television, to Radio 4 and various newpapers and magazin
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