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- DescriptionIn July 1888, fourteen hundred women and girls employed by the matchmakers Bryant and May walked out of their East End factory and into the history books. The author gives us a challenging new interpretation of events proving that the women themselves, not celebrity socialists like Annie Besant, began it.
- Author BiographyLouise Raw is a Labour historian with a background in the Trade Union movement and political campaigning. She has spoken throughout the world and in the media about her research into the matchwomen's strike. She has appeared on television and radio as well as delivering many talks in the local and Union communities. Sheila Rowbotham is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. The author of the seminal works A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the US (Penguin) and Promise of a Dream: Remembering the Sixties (Penguin), a symposium on her historical work was organised at the American Historical Association in 1994.
- Author(s)Louise Raw
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication10/03/2011
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Content Note4 bw illustrations
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Introduction bySheila Rowbotham
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