Late nineteenth century society was still fundamentally patriarchal … husbands and fathers held sway over the women in their familial circle, while employers and politicians were still almost exclusively men … this strike stands out as a watershed event in the evolution of feminism, demonstrating that women too could be successful in bargaining with their employers for improved conditions.
|Title of host publication
|Women's Legal Landmarks
|Subtitle of host publication
|Celebrating the history of women and law in the UK and Ireland
|Erika Rackley, Rosemary Auchmuty
|Place of Publication
|Published - 27 Dec 2018