Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2020

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  • Eilidh Innes on ‘A Licensed Dealer in Legs’: John Hollingshead and the ‘Principal Boys’ of the Gaiety Theatre, London 1868 – 1886, 3
  • Julie Beckers on The Alfani Tabernacle by Francesco di Simone Ferrucci for the Reformed Convent of Santa Maria di Monteluce in Perugia, 12
  • Lorraine Grimes on ‘Now Science Solves Woman’s Oldest Problem’: The Mother’s Union Campaign Against the Advertisement of the Disposable Sanitary Pad in the Interwar Period, 19
  • Emmanuelle Morne on The Rhetoric of Female Chartists as a Space of Emancipation (1838-1842), 24

Book Reviews

  • Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2019, 32
  • Jennifer Holmes, A Working Woman: The Remarkable Life of Ray Strachey, Matador, 2019, 33
  • Diana Donald, Women Against Cruelty: Protection of Animals in Nineteenth-Century Britain, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020, 34
  • JDaniel R. Altschuler and Fernando J. Ballesteros, The Women of the Moon: Tales of Love, Sorrow and Courage, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, 35
  • Jeanne E. Abrams, First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison and the Creation of an Iconic American Role, New York: New York University Press, 2018, 36
  • Taef El-Azhari, Queens, Eunuchs and Concubines in Islamic History, 661–1257, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019, 36
  • Anne Thompson, Parish Clergy Wives in Elizabethan England, Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2019, 37

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