The Very Salt of Life
Edited by Jane Aaron, Ursula Masson
This innovative and ground-breaking anthology covers a century of Welsh women's political writings, from the 1830s to the 1930s; its diverse contributors include female Chartists, patriotic defenders of Wales and its language, feminists working for women's equality within religious and educational institutions, temperance campaigners, Liberal Party supporters, early socialists, and 'votes for women' activists. Incorporating material in Welsh (with translations) as well as English, its wide range of sources include political party archives, unpublished manuscripts, and contributions by women to Welsh-American as well as British periodicals.
This book forms part of the Welsh Women's Classics series, an imprint which brings works in English by women writers from Wales, long since out of print, to a new generation of readers.
"Excellent for students or those interested in women's views of important topics c.1830s-1930s including education, religion, the right to vote etc. Good introductory commentary on each section as well, provides the context."
"This is a good read!"
Categories: Anthology, Autobiography & Memoir, Non-Fiction, Welsh Women's Classics, Women & Society
First Published by Honno: 21st October 2007