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Laura Ormiston Chant published numerous pamphlets and speeches on social purity, temperance, and women's rights, as well as songs, a novel, and a book of poetry that includes a feminist verse novel. Her writing reflects many of the tensions characterizing feminism of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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9 October 1848 Laura Ormiston Dibbin (later the social purity reformer LOC) was born at Woolaston (sometimes known as 'Woollaston') in Gloucestershire (near Chepstow, where her father was then employed). Bibliographic Citation link.
1877 LOC published Verona and Other Poems, whose title piece is a maternal feminist novel in verse. Bibliographic Citation link.
Later 1894 At the height of her fame (or infamy) as a social reformer, LOC published her pamphlet on the theatre licensing conflict, Why We Attacked the Empire. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 February 1923 LOC died at her home, 41 Bloxham Road, Banbury, Oxfordshire, from cerebral haemorrhage and heart failure. Bibliographic Citation link.
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