The Mothers' Union and the Women's Movement: a history of female activism 1876-2017

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Beaumont, C (2017). The Mothers' Union and the Women's Movement: a history of female activism 1876-2017. Families First.
AuthorsBeaumont, C
Abstract

This article highlights the long history of activism associated with the Mothers' Union since its inception in 1876. It is argued that the Mothers' Union played a key role in the history of the women's movement in Britain throughout the twentieth century.

KeywordsFemale Activism, Mothers' Union
Year2017
JournalFamilies First
PublisherMothers' Union
Web address (URL)https://main-familiesfirst-mothersunion.content.pugpig.com/2017/06/14/ff53-the-big-issue/pugpig_index.html
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Print31 Jul 2017
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Deposited22 May 2017
Accepted10 May 2017
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