The Longest War

The Longest War

Part 2 Women & Power

Downloadable Video - 2014
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In Part 2 of this series on the struggle for women's rights, historian Amanda Vickery examines how women gradually changed their lives and opportunities during Victoria's reign, despite successive governments resisting female enfranchisement. Vickery introduces us to the mistress of a prime minister, who lost custody of her own children but won the first piece of modern feminist legislation-child custody rights for mothers. We meet a passionate campaigner who raised the age of consent and overthrew laws against prostitutes; a Cambridge undergraduate who proved that girls could be better at math and undermined centuries of male-only Cambridge education; and Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters, who decided that after years of women campaigning for the vote, it was now time to resort to deeds rather than words.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , DCD Media (Firm), , [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (58 min. 49 sec.)) : sound, color
Additional Contributors: Films Media Group
DCD Media (Firm)
Alternative Title: Women & Power

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