Women and Achievement in Nineteenth Century Europe
By (author) Linda L. Clark
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Women and Achievement in Nineteenth Century Europe by Linda L. Clark
Book DescriptionThis major new history of European women's professional activities and organizational roles during the 'long' nineteenth century examines what women could and could not do if they sought activity, purpose, or recognition beyond their own homes. Linda L. Clark surveys women's achievements in literature, art, music, theater, charity, education, medicine, law, and public administration, and examines the relationship between women's professional and philanthropic activity and the rise of feminist organizations. She shows that, despite continuing legal, cultural, and familial obstacles, thousands of ambitious women pursued professional activities for reasons that often combined economic need with aspirations to do meaningful work and gain public recognition. Detailing women's accomplishments from England to Russia, this unique survey enables readers to connect individual life stories with larger political, social, and economic contexts between 1789 and 1914 and is essential reading for students of modern European history, women's history, and gender studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521658782
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Linda L. Clark
Women and Achievement in Nineteenth Century Europe, Hardback (April 2008)
A history of European women's professional activities and organizational roles between 1789 and 1914.
Rise of Professional Women in France, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Linda L. Clark
This history of French women in public administration examines public policy, politics and attitudes towards gender.
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Author Biography - Linda L. Clark
Linda Clark is Professor of History, Emerita, Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Her previous publications include The Rise of Professional Women in France: Gender and Public Administration since 1830 (2000) and Social Darwinism in France (1983).
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