Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy and the Victorian Feminist Movement
The Biography of An Insurgent WomaneBook - 2011
This book provides the first full-length biography of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833-1918) - someone referred to among contemporaries as?the grey matter in the brain? of the late-Victorian women?s movement. A pacifist, humanitarian?free-thinker?, Wolstenholme Elmy was a controversial character and the first woman ever to speak from a public platform on the topic of marital rape. Lauded by Emmeline Pankhurst as?first? among the infamous militant suffragettes of the Women?s Social and Political Union, Wolstenholme Elmy was one of Britain?s great feminist pioneers and, in her own words, an.
Publisher: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2011
Characteristics: 1 online resource (297 pages)