By Heloise Brown

This e-book explores the pervasive impression of pacifism on Victorian feminism. Drawing on formerly unused resource fabric, it presents an account of Victorian ladies who campaigned for peace and the numerous feminists who integrated pacifist rules into their writing on ladies and women's paintings. It explores feminists' principles in regards to the function of ladies in the empire, their eligibility for citizenship and their skill to behave as ethical guardians in public lifestyles. Brown exhibits that such rules made use--in various ways--of gendered understandings of the position of strength and the relevance of arbitration and different pacifist concepts. Brown examines the paintings of a variety of participants and organisations, from famous feminists resembling Lydia Becker, Josephine Butler and Millicent Garrett Fawcett, to lesser-known figures corresponding to the Quaker pacifists Ellen Robinson and Priscilla Peckover.

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3 Biblicism was also a prominent aspect of Evangelicalism, and many absolute pacifists and social purity feminists relied heavily on biblical quotes in their arguments. ’4 Concepts of sacrifice were common in the women’s movement, but crucicentrism, or the idea of atonement, was not a common motif within the peace movement. The notion of sacrifice on the Cross carried undertones of death and struggle that were too close to military ideals to make them safely adaptable to the peace cause. Instead, peace arguments focused more upon the birth of Christ.

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