Feminism and Voluntary Action: Eglantyne Jebb and Save the Children, 1876-1928

Hardcover | November 15, 2009

byLinda Mahood

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Eglantyne Jebb was a teacher, social investigator and founder of the Save the Children Fund. Her "Declaration of the Rights of the Child," adopted by League of Nations, shows evolution from Charity Organization Society model to philosophy of international mutual responsibility, childrens rights and humanitarianism.

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Eglantyne Jebb was a teacher, social investigator and founder of the Save the Children Fund. Her "Declaration of the Rights of the Child," adopted by League of Nations, shows evolution from Charity Organization Society model to philosophy of international mutual responsibility, childrens rights and humanitarianism.

LINDA MAHOOD is Associate Professor of History at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.85 × 5.58 × 0.87 inPublished:November 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230525601

ISBN - 13:9780230525603

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Table of Contents

Prologue: No Silk-Blouse Social Worker
The Lady Bountiful and the Country Squire: Lessons in Life, Love and Woodcarving
Raising Rebel Daughters: Lessons for Lives of Social Action
Educating Eglantyne: The Young Lady of Lady Margaret Hall
Ribbons and Trumpets: Toils and Troubles at Teacher Training College
Hewing out my Future in Defiance to my Friends: The Life and Times of a Gentlewoman School Mistress
Matchmaking Matrons and the Misread Maidens of the Cambridge Charity Organization Society
Honour thy Mother: Duty vs Free Unsheltered Life Fraught with Pitfalls and Danger
The Sisters and Social Action,
A Perfect Jungle of Intrigues, Suspicion and Hypocrisies: The Early Save the Children Fund in Time of Crisis
Internationalisation of Charity in Peacetime: Declaring the Rights of the Child