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Duty and Citizenship: The Correspondence and Papers of Violet Markham

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The Historians’ Press was established to publish interesting, original source materials on British history in the 19th and 20th centuries. This book is a valuable example of such source material and will be of interest both to general readers and scholars in the fields of political and women’s history. It consists of a selection from Markham’s papers, including letters and diary entries, as well as a 22 page introduction by the academic Helen Jones, assessing the life and contribution of Violet Markham.

Markham played an important part in the Liberal party, particularly in local government, social policy and the role of women. In the early 1900s she opposed the campaign for women’s suffrage. Her public work included service on the Chesterfield Poor Law Union, the Chesterfield School Board and the Unemployment Assistance Board, of which she became Deputy Director in 1937. In the 1918 general election she was the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for Mansfield. In 1927 and 1928 she was Mayor of Chesterfield. Throughout her career she took an interest in women’s employment issues and education for citizenship.

These extracts from Violet Markham’s papers provide a frank insight into the thinking of a wealthy middle class woman who played a major role in Liberal politics in the first half of the 20th Century.

Condition: Used, very good. The binding and text of this copy are in excellent condition. It is bound in black cloth with bright gilt titling on the spine. It has a good dust jacket which shows signs of wear on one of its corners. There are no library or owners’ marks.

Item details

Author(s):
Helen Jones (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 22 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1872273033
ISBN-13:
9781872273037
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
Historians' Press
Title:
Duty and Citizenship: The Correspondence and Papers of Violet Markham, 1896-1953

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The Historians’ Press was established to publish interesting, original source materials on British history in the 19th and 20th centuries. This book is a valuable example of such source material and will be of interest both to general readers and scholars in the fields of political and women’s history. It consists of a selection from Markham’s papers, including letters and diary entries, as well as a 22 page introduction by the academic Helen Jones, assessing the life and contribution of Violet Markham.

Markham played an important part in the Liberal party, particularly in local government, social policy and the role of women. In the early 1900s she opposed the campaign for women’s suffrage. Her public work included service on the Chesterfield Poor Law Union, the Chesterfield School Board and the Unemployment Assistance Board, of which she became Deputy Director in 1937. In the 1918 general election she was the unsuccessful Liberal candidate for Mansfield. In 1927 and 1928 she was Mayor of Chesterfield. Throughout her career she took an interest in women’s employment issues and education for citizenship.

These extracts from Violet Markham’s papers provide a frank insight into the thinking of a wealthy middle class woman who played a major role in Liberal politics in the first half of the 20th Century.

Condition: Used, very good. The binding and text of this copy are in excellent condition. It is bound in black cloth with bright gilt titling on the spine. It has a good dust jacket which shows signs of wear on one of its corners. There are no library or owners’ marks.

Author(s):
Helen Jones (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.5 x 22 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1872273033
ISBN-13:
9781872273037
Number of pages:
202
Publisher:
Historians' Press
Title:
Duty and Citizenship: The Correspondence and Papers of Violet Markham, 1896-1953

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