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Men and the Making of Modern British Feminism

Arianne Chernock


This book calls fresh attention to the forgotten but foundational contributions of men to the creation of modern British feminism. Focusing on the revolutionary 1790s, it introduces several dozen male reformers who insisted that women's emancipation would be the key to the establishment of a truly just and rational society. These men proposed educational reforms, assisted women writers into print, and used their training in religion, medicine, history, and the law to challenge common assumptions about women's legal and political entitlements. The book uses men's engagement with women's rights ... More

Keywords: feminism, eighteenth-century Britain, radical reform, emancipation, women's rights, enlightenment, male reformers, educational reforms, women writers, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804763110
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804763110.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arianne Chernock, author