From Aphra Behn To The 'Blitz:' 300 Years Of London Women'S Social History

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Course Information
Discipline(s): 
Women's Studies
History
Terms offered: 
Fall, Spring
Credits: 
3
Language of instruction: 
English
Description: 

This course examines the lives and times of London women over the past three centuries from a social history perspective. It includes studies of: the notion of women being regarded as ‘the weaker vessel’;
‘domestic ideology’; marriage in aristocratic circles; the burgeoning feminist movement; a revisionist appraisal of Queen Victoria; the militant campaign for women’s suffrage and the changing role of women during two world wars and the political, and socio-economic impact on their lives.