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Struggle and Suffrage in Huddersfield (Paperback)

Women's Lives and the Fight for Equality

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

By Vivien Teasdale
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Series: Struggle and Suffrage
Pages: 156
Illustrations: 25
ISBN: 9781526712783
Published: 22nd October 2018



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If you’ve ever wondered how life changed so much for women over the hundred years between 1850 and 1950, this is a great introduction. During this period, women went from being seen as merely possessions of their fathers or husbands to being individuals who had the right to own property, to enter the professions and to keep the proceeds of their employment. They gained access to education and began to take part in the running of local councils, leading eventually to becoming part of the Government of the country.

Focussing on women in Huddersfield during these years, the stories range from the well-known ladies who were instrumental in obtaining the vote for women or led the much needed work to support the armed forces during both world wars to those who simply battled to keep their families fed, clothed and healthy during all the changes of those momentous years.

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About Vivien Teasdale

Vivien Teasdale is a retired teacher who lives in Huddersfield and has a great interest in local and family history. She has produced a number of books investigating Huddersfield's textile heritage (Huddersfield Mills, Huddersfield Mill Memories and Tracing Your Textile Ancestors) or examining the types of crimes committed, not just in the town, but throughout Yorkshire (Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths around Huddersfield, Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths around the West Riding and Yorkshire Disasters .

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