Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth-Century England

OUP, 1980, Buy on Amazon UK


This study analyses the role of women in nineteenth-century English philanthropy, and the effect that their charitable work had on their lives and expectations.  Based on a wide range of literary and statistical evidence, it investigates their motives and methods against the backdrop of contemporary attitudes towards women.  Since its publication, it has become something of a classic of women’s history.