Standard Name: Becker, Lydia
Birth Name: Lydia Ernestine Becker
Used Form: L. E. B.
LB first established herself in the mid nineteenth century as a popularizer of scientific knowledge and a proponent of women's scientific education. She is best known for her work on the Women's Suffrage Journal, the major organ of the suffrage movement in the 1870s and 1880s; she also contributed papers and essays to the cause through other outlets.
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In 1915 she resigned from the society, which had its source in the merging in 1887 of seventeen organizations devoted to campaigning for women's emancipation. Lydia Becker , then Millicent Garrett Fawcett , had been...
JB threw herself into social work of all kinds, aiming to assist those less fortunate than herself. She began by visiting and examining oakum sheds, in which women, both prison inmates and creatures driven...
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After her return to Manchester, EP joined the Lancashire and Cheshire Union of Women's Liberal Associations and organised a Free Trade Hall demonstration. She and her colleagues sought to secure voting privileges for married...
HB 's other works on the suffrage movement and women's rights include A Handy Book of Reference for Irishwomen (1888) and Some Supporters of the Women's Suffrage Movement (published by the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage
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She remained attentive to the patterns of violence against women, particularly sexual crimes and domestic violence. Lydia Becker did not like to ask her to write gratis for the Women's Suffrage Journal, but seems...
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The second part of the book comprises biographical sketches of Lydia Becker , since, according to HB , her life above all others has left the impress of its intellectual force and deep sympathy with...
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9 August 1870
The Education Act established a national elementary education system governed by local school boards, to which women could be elected.
Two new groups emerged from the National Society for Women's Suffrage after internal dissension about permitting affiliations with other organisations: the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage retained its existing name; the...