Inside the Citadel

Men and the Emancipation of Women, 1850–1920

  • Richard Symonds

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Sapping the Foundations

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  3. The Assault on the Citadel

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      Pages 79-79
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 189-208

About this book


This book discusses the contribution of individual men to the emancipation of women between 1860 and 1920. These include the pioneer of feminism, J.S. Mill, the allies of Josephine Butler, the men who risked imprisonment for making available information on contraception and sympathetic writers such as Meredith and Shaw. There are also chapters on the suffrage, education, religion, medicine and entry to other professions. The role of men in the removal of women's social disabilities is described as well as Gandhi's innovative involvement of women in the independence movement.


disability education freedom information liberty medicine parliament religion suffrage women

Authors and affiliations

  • Richard Symonds
    • 1
  1. 1.OxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40894-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37379-2
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