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Radical Reformers and Respectable Rebels: How the Two Lives of Grace Oakeshott Defined an Era

Radical Reformers and Respectable Rebels: How the Two Lives of Grace Oakeshott Defined an Era (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)

By Robson, Jocelyn

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The fin de siecle was a time of social and cultural upheaval, with many women living more adventurous and defiant lives than their mothers would ever have dreamed possible. This is the true story of an Englishwoman who staged her own death and re-invented herself in the far colon...y of New Zealand, in the early 1900s. Grace Oakeshott's life is revealed through the reform movements of the period, including education for girls, ethical socialism, Victorian evangelicalism, and the changing nature of marriage. As a social activist, Grace rubbed shoulders with many notable figures, including William Morris, H. G. Wells, and Sydney and Beatrice Webb. Jocelyn Robson uses a rich collection of historical sources, including contemporary fiction and social commentary, archive documents and interviews with surviving family members. Through the lives of Grace and those close to her we discover what drove people to act in extraordinary (as well as ordinary) ways.
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ISBN 9781349672271
Released NZ 24 Dec 2016
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
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ISBN-13 9781349672271
Stock Available
Status Available at publisher; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave MacMillan
Released 24 Dec 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
Edition 1st ed. 2016th
Author(s) By Robson, Jocelyn
Category World History: C 1750 To C 1900
British & Irish History
Social & Cultural History
Social Issues
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 233
Dimensions Width: 155mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 941.081
Weight 3,927g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress History, Sociology, History, Modern, Social history, World history
NBS Text Gender Studies / Gay & Lesbian Studies
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;Professional and scholarly