Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate: Protestant Women's by Ellen Warne

By Ellen Warne

"After effectively agitating for the vote for girls from the Eighteen Nineties, Protestant women's enterprises in Australia started to teach ladies at a grassroots point on powerful methods of employing political strain on a variety of subject matters and social matters. Positioning their enterprises as non-party-political and break away extra openly feminist teams, the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU); the younger Women's Christian organization (YWCA) and the moms' Union attracted ladies who have been willing to paintings for swap, and who have been trying to 'save' the person in addition to the larger society.

those 3 organizations sought to agitate on quite a lot of concerns with regards to women and girls, connecting with public anxieties and highlighting specific vulnerabilities of women and younger ladies who lived by myself within the urban and had the aptitude to be exploited within the team. by way of the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties those women's teams famous with crisis the simpler entry to divorce and contraception within the Soviet Union and the transforming into impression of either Communism and 'Hitlerism' in galvanising youngsters.

Agitate, train, Organise, Legislate explores the vibrant debates and anxieties that have been regularly occurring from the Eighteen Nineties to the Nineteen Thirties and the responses of the foremost women's businesses whose management and campaigns stated that—outside of parliament and social gathering politics—women's connection to political issues can be either leading edge and socially influential."

Show description

Read or Download Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate: Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia PDF

Similar australian & oceanian history books

The A to Z of Australia (The A to Z Guide Series)

The final continent to be claimed through Europeans, Australia started to be settled through the British in 1788 within the kind of a prison for its convicts. whereas British tradition has had the biggest impression at the state and its presence might be obvious all over, the British weren't Australia's unique population. the 1st population of Australia, the Aborigines, are believed to have migrated from Southeast Asia into northern Australia as early as 60,000 years in the past.

He Pitopito Korero No Te Perehi Maori: Readings from the Maori Language Press

He Pitopito Korero no te Perehi Maori: Readings from the Maori-Language Press is a reader of assorted articles and content material from nineteenth-century Maori newspapers. There are letters and editorials with all of the dignity and polished rhetoric of speeches, heated political debates, electioneering, prosaic day-by-day information goods and tradesmen's ads.

City Dreamers: The Urban Imagination in Australia

I grew to become an city historian simply because i assumed that our towns deserved extra of our interest and idealism. urban Dreamers restores Australian towns, and those that created them, to their rightful position within the nationwide mind's eye. development on a lifetime’s paintings, Graeme Davison perspectives Australian historical past, from 1788 to the current day, in the course of the eyes of urban dreamers – equivalent to Henry Lawson, Charles Bean andHugh Stretton – and others who've helped make the towns we inhabit.

Mad or Bad?: The Life and Exploits of Amy Bock, 1859-1943

Amy Bock's existence has been the muse for performs, books, a television software, track, poems, an exhibition and extra, yet Mad or undesirable? is the 1st accomplished biography. And whereas Amy won notoriety as a bold, duplicitous and talked-about con artist who impersonated a guy and married an unsuspecting lady, during this booklet the writer exhibits how her tale was once no longer a simple case of fraud and misrepresentation.

Extra resources for Agitate, Educate, Organise, Legislate: Protestant Women's Social Action in Post-Suffrage Australia

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.59 of 5 – based on 30 votes