Fifty years before British suffragettes fought to have the parliamentary vote, women in late Victorian and Edwardian England were able to elect and be elected to local district councils, school boards, and poor law boards. Based on the records of over twenty towns and ten rural districts, this pioneering study explores the world of the women who held office on behalf of other women, children, the elderly, and the sick in mind and body. A remarkable study of the clients they fought for, the victories they won, and the hostilities they faced, Ladies Elect shows how, in many cities and counties, these women were a stronger political presence in 1900 than in modern times.
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Patricia Hollis is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, Honorary Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge, and member of the House of Lords.
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Book Description Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1987 First Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket., 1987. Large 8vo. pp xx, 533. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered gilt at the spine. ISBN: 0198226993 Fine in fine dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # C5603
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