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Quaker Women

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Margaret Wood (1783-1859), Quaker Spinster and Shopkeeper 3. Kinship, Money and Worldliness: Margaret Wood and `a Snug Independence' 4. Rachel Priestman, a `Public Friend' 5. Marriages, Births and Deaths: The Formation of the Priestman-Bright Circle 6. Religion, Family and Public Life 7. Sisters, Marriage and Friendship 8. The Single Life: Education, Religion and Reform Among the Priestman-Bright Circle 9. Family, Friendship and Politics 10. Marriage, Money and the Networked Family 11. Helen Clark, Family Life and Politics 12. The Changing Order: Family, Friendship and Politics in the Late Nineteenth Century 13. Suffragism and Democracy 14. The Priestman-Bright Circle and Women's History

About the Author

Sandra Holton is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of History, University of Adelaide, South Australia. Her previous publications include Suffrage Days (Routledge, 1996), Feminism and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 1986) and she co-edited Votes for Women (Routledge, 2000). Her research into on the Priestman -- Bright circle has been published in journals including American Historical Review, Victorian Studies, Journal of Women's History and Women's History review.


'...enormous importance to students of Quaker history... a book which should serve as a benchmark for other studies of 'networked families' in this period. To produce such a sustained, coherent and carefully nuanced account from a potentially overwhelming body of source material is a remarkable achievement.' Quaker Studies

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