Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915

Burdens of History: British Feminists, Indian Women, and Imperial Culture, 1865-1915
Author: Antoinette Burton
Language English
Pages: 318
ISBN10: 0807844713
Genre: History
Goodreads Rating: 3.81
ISBN13: 9780807844717
Published: November 18th 1994 by University of North Carolina Press

In this study of British middle-class feminism in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Antoinette Burton explores an important but neglected historical dimension of the relationship between feminism and imperialism.

Demonstrating how feminists in the United Kingdom appropriated imperial ideology and rhetoric to justify their own right to equality, she reveals a variety of feminisms grounded in notions of moral and racial superiority.