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Victorian women a documentary account of women"s lives in nineteenth-century England, France, and the United States by

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Published by Harvester in Brighton .
Written in English


  • Women -- History -- 19th century -- Sources.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography, p511-522. - Includes index.

Statementedited by Erna Olafson Hellerstein, Leslie Parker Hume, and Karen M. Offen ; associate editors Estelle B. Freedman, Barbara Charlesworth Gelpi and Marilyn Yalom ; prepared under the auspices of the Center for Research on Women at Stanford University.
ContributionsHellerstein, Erna Olafson., Hume, Leslie Parker., Offen, Karen M., Stanford University. Center for Research on Women.
LC ClassificationsHQ1154
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,534p. :
Number of Pages534
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22818206M
ISBN 100710800843

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