Women’s History Today

June Purvis looks back at thirty years of women’s history in Britain.

The June 1985 issue of History Today included a fascinating section on ‘What is women’s history?’. Eight contributors answered that question, often with reference to their own research in specific fields. Now, nearly twenty years later, it is appropriate to survey the field of women’s history as it has developed since in Britain. I shall focus on publications relating to women in nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.


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