1: Philanthropists, Electors, and Party Activists
2: The London School Board 1870-1904
3: English Provincial School Boards 1870-1903
4: The Election of Ladies 1875-1914
5: The Work of Women Guardians 1875-1914
WOMEN IN COUNCIL
6: Women and the Government of London 1888-1900
7: Rural Life and Local Government 1894-1914
8: Women and Town Councils 1907-1914
9: Council Work 1907-1914: A Suitable Job for a Woman?
10: Local Government and the Women's Movement
`Review from previous edition Ladies Elect fills a major gap in the
literature on Victorian and Edwardian women and is likely to remain
the standard work on women in English local government.
`Ladies Elect is much more that just a factual historical account of women's participation in local government ... It enriches our knowledge of the difficulties that women faced as candidates, while at the same time broadening our perspective on the problems they encountered over education, the Poor Law and urban conditions.'
`a major contribution to the study of each of the subjects in her title, the history of women and the history of local government.'
English Historical Review
`While her book is very moving in places, particularly when describing in detail the work of women on local authorities, the author's approach remains scholarly and critical throughout ... an absorbing and rewarding read.'