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Victorian Feminists$
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Barbara Caine

Print publication date: 1993

Print ISBN-13: 9780198204336

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.001.0001

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Josephine Butler

Josephine Butler

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(p.150) 5 Josephine Butler
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Victorian Feminists
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Barbara Caine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204336.003.0005

This chapter examines the contribution of Josephine Butler to the feminist movement in Victorian England. While Butler was granted heroic status by Victorian reformers and her greater powers of persuasion and leadership were widely recognized, there is doubt about her feminism. Some historians have suggested that Butler's feminist concern can be seen in her involvement in the Contagious Disease agitation and her broader analysis of the oppression of women. This chapter clarifies the precise nature of Butler's feminism and her place in the 19th century women's movement.

Keywords:   Josephine Butler, feminist movement, Victorian England, oppression of women, Contagious Disease agitation

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