The Angel Out of the House: Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England

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Was nineteenth-century British philanthropy the "truest and noblest woman's work" and praiseworthy for having raised the nation's moral tone, or was it a dangerous mission likely to cause the defeminization of its practitioners as they became "public persons"? In Victorian England, women's participation in volunteer work seemed to be a natural extension of their domestic role, but like many other assumptions about gender roles, the connection between charitable and domestic work is the result of specific historical factors ...

The Angel Out of the House: Philanthropy and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England 2002, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813920887

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