Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society by William Knox

By William Knox

This e-book tells the impressive tales of ten ladies whose inspirational lives and struggles exemplify the worries and difficulties that different girls have confronted in the course of the final centuries. each one is the topic of a bankruptcy dedicated to her specific tale and the days within which she lived. The 19th and 20th centuries witnessed nice alterations in women's place in Scotland, and but little is understood in regards to the achievements of the Scottish girls who have been the most brokers of those adjustments. In proposing the existence tales of ten girls, William Knox offers proof of the large contribution made via ladies to the shaping of contemporary Scotland. even as he indicates how the existence histories of people can display formerly darkish corners of historic figuring out and make allowance a extra nuanced photograph of Scottish society as a complete. topics contain Jane Welsh Carlyle, brilliantly talented, yet married to the wayward and demandingThomas, Sophia Jex-Blake, Scotland's first girl surgeon, and Mary Slessor, the 'White Queen' missionary. separately their biographies are filled with drama and curiosity. jointly they are saying approximately a lot the variety of women's monetary, social and political adventure long ago 200 years.

William Knox is Senior Lecturer in Scottish historical past on the college of St Andrews. okay is the writer of striking through a Thread: the Scottish cotton undefined, c.1850-1914 (Carnegie, Preston, 1995); James Maxton (MUP, 1987); Scottish Labour Leaders, 1918-1939: a Biographical Dictionary (Mainstream, 1984); and commercial kingdom: paintings, tradition and Society in Scotland, 1800-Present (EUP, 1999).

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145. Kaplan, Carlyle, p. 282. Letter to J. Sterling, 29 April 1841, in Froude, Letters and Memorials, vol. 1, p. 99. Quoted in Hanson, Necessary Evil, p. 269. 32 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. Lives of Scottish Women Quoted in Hanson, Necessary Evil, p. 270. Chamberlain, ‘Illness as speech’, p. 65. Drew, Jane Carlyle, p. 160. Kaplan, Carlyle, p. 237. Quoted in Surtees, Jane Welsh Carlyle, p.

J. A. Froude, Thomas Carlyle: a History of his Life in London, 1834–1881 (London, 1890) and Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle, 2 vols (London, 1883); R. Ashton, Thomas and Jane Carlyle: Portrait of a Marriage (London, 2003). 2. T. Carlyle, Reminiscences (London, 1881), p. 207. 3. Carlyle, Reminiscences, p. 206. 4. Quoted in A. Christianson, ‘Jane Welsh Carlyle’s private writing career’, in D. Gifford and D. MacMillan (eds), A History of Scottish Women’s Writing (Edinburgh, 1997), p. 235.

Bliss, Thomas Carlyle: Letters to his Wife (London, 1953), p. 23. Quoted in Drew, Jane Carlyle, p. 83. Ashton, Thomas and Jane, p. 76. Letter to Jean Aitken, August 1835, in Froude, Letters and Memorials, p. 19. Letter to Grace Welsh, 1 September 1834, in Froude, Letters and Memorials, pp. 3–4. K. Gleadle, British Women in the Nineteenth Century (Baskingstoke, 2001), p. 52. P. Branca, Silent Sisterhood: Middle-class Women in the Victorian Home (London, 1975), pp. 22–47; L. Davidoff, Worlds Between: Historical Perspectives on Gender and Class (Cambridge, 1995), pp.

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