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Housewives and citizensDomesticity and the women's movement in England, 1928-64$
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Caitriona Beaumont

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719086076

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719086076.001.0001

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Housewives and citizens

Caitríona Beaumont

Manchester University Press

The introduction sets out current historical debates on the history of the women's movement in twentieth century Britain and argues that the term women's movement needs to be re-defined to encompass the wide range of women's organisations campaigning on behalf of women throughout the period 1928-64. It identifies gaps in the existing literature where the significance of large voluntary women's organisations has been overlooked. A brief summary of each chapter is provided along with a discussion of the methodology and the sources used for the study.

Keywords:   Women's movement, voluntary women's organisations, historical debates

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