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Struggle and Suffrage in Bradford (Paperback)

Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

Military P&S History > Social History Women of History > Struggle & Suffrage World History > UK & Ireland > England > Yorkshire & Humberside

By Rachel Bellerby
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Series: Struggle and Suffrage
Pages: 147
Illustrations: 25
ISBN: 9781526716927
Published: 6th March 2019



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In 1850, the population of Bradford was 103,000, having soared from 34,000 just ten years earlier. The town was on the cusp of worldwide fame as, over the coming decades, it would grow to become the wool capital of the world.

Women of Bradford explores what it was like to be a woman in Bradford between the years 1850 and 1950 – a century of incredible change as the town became a city and women’s roles, both at home and in society, altered dramatically.

Bradford-born author Rachel Bellerby explores a wide range of sources to share incredible tales of Bradford women of all classes, using oral testimonies, newspaper reports and official documentation. This is the story of the struggles and prejudice which women overcame, a celebration of the achievements of Bradford women, and a fresh new look at a history which, until now, has focused largely on men.

Article: 'Author examines struggle and suffrage in her home city of Bradford' as featured by

Telegraph & Argus (online), 6th July 2019 – words by Helen Mead

Article: 'Women's fight for equal rights in life and politics' as featured by

Telegraph & Argus (print), 3rd July 2019 – words by Helen Mead

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