Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers

ABC Clio, 2001

Award Winner

Oustanding Reference Source, 2002, RUSA (Reference and Users’ Service  Association) of the American Library Association

This splendid book covers nearly 500 entries on pioneering women in manyspheres of social reform, including political activism, welfare and philanthropy...Particularly welcome is the number of entries on women who are unfamiliar to Western eyes...Written in clear prose, [it is] informative and wide ranging...a text to dip into and enjoy.

June Purvis,Times Higher Educational Supplement

To have compiled a reference source featuring more than 400 people from 64 countries, a large number of them poorly documented, and having the nerve to exclude many of the better-known, safer names...Helen Rappaport merits contains much that is new and not found elsewhere.

Reference Reviews, USA

BBC Women’s hour Radio 4 co-presenting six slots

Women Who Made a Difference based on key British women from my book:

An Encyclopedia of Women Social Reformers(2001-2)

To Listen go to:

Programme 1  Anti-slavery

Programme 2 Prison Reform

Programme 3 Pacifism

Programme 4 Birth control

Programme 5 Workhouse reform

Programme 6  Child recue


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