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'A Great Politicianess': Ann Jebb, rational dissent and politics in late eighteenth-century Britain

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Page, A, 'A Great Politicianess': Ann Jebb, rational dissent and politics in late eighteenth-century Britain, Womens History Review, 17, (5) pp. 743-765. ISSN 0961-2025 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2008 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/09612020802316736

Abstract

This article discusses the life of Ann Jebb (1735-1812) in light of recent scholarship on gender and politics in late eighteenth-century Britain. Wife of the Unitarian political activist John Jebb, Ann was one of the most respected women among 'enlightened' Rational Dissenters. In the 1770s at Cambridge, and afterwards in London, she held 'tea parties' for reformers, and wrote pamphlets and newspaper articles supporting religious, educational and political reform. Her case sheds light on the activities and status of women in reform circles during the 'age of cultural revolution', and further complicates the separate spheres model of gender in the late eighteenth century.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical Studies
Research Field:British History
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
UTAS Author:Page, A (Dr Anthony Page)
ID Code:53709
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2008-12-22
Last Modified:2015-03-11
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