Saturday, 6 October 2012

New Book: "Up Then Brave Women"

Michael Herbert's new book "Up Then Brave Women”: Manchester’s Radical Women 1819-1918, will be published on 15 October by the North West Labour History Society.
It tells the dramatic story of Manchester’s radical women, who dared to challenge the status quo and campaigned for social change and political progress. It begins with the bloody massacre of Peterloo in 1819 and goes on to highlight women’s activity in the trade union, Chartist, Socialist and Co-operative movements and also the long struggle for Votes for Women which was finally successful in 1918. The book has 64 pages and many vivid illustrations.
“A fresh look at the vital and too-often overlooked contributions of radical women, an engaging and well-researched book which brings neglected facets of British history vividly to life.”
Louise Raw, author of Striking a Light, The Bryant and May Matchwomen and their Place in History.
The book retails at £9.95 (including p&p). It can be ordered from Pat Bowker, 1 Bedford Road, Salford M30 9LA. Her email address is

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