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Borderline Citizens: Women, Gender, and Political Culture in Britain, 1815–1867

A new British Academy book provides the most comprehensive analysis to date of women’s involvement in British political culture in the first half of the 19th century. In these extracts, Dr Kathryn Gleadle describes how women often engaged with politics issues through a prominent male relative – in this case, the leading anti-slavery campaigner Thomas Foxwell Buxton.

• Kathryn Gleadle

The whole article can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Published in British Academy Review, Issue 14 (November 2009).