History

Feminism, Marriage, and the Law in Victorian England, 1850-1895

Paperback

Price:
$45.00 / £35.00
ISBN:
Published:
Mar 28, 1993
1989
Pages:
223
Size:
6 x 9.25 in.
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Bridging the fields of political theory and history, this comprehensive study of Victorian reforms in marriage law reshapes our understanding of the feminist movement of that period. As Mary Shanley shows, Victorian feminists argued that justice for women would not follow from public rights alone, but required a fundamental transformation of the marriage relationship.