A Vindication of the Rights of Women
In this podcast Professor June Hannam of the University of the West of England looks at the origins of the Victorian Women's Movement and how the movement developed in the 19th century
1. Introduction: Why did the women's movement emerge in the 19th Century? What were its origins?
2. Women's motives behind challenging their social role. Enlightenment thinkers and Mary Wollstonecraft.
3. Divisions between the public and private spheres questioned. Social Reform Movements.
4. What characterised the mid 19th century women's movement?
5. The spreading of ideas, petitioning parliament, lobbying, public speaking and publishing.
7. Significant figures in the 19th century women's movement: Millicent Fawcett and Josephine Butler.