- Thursday, November 2nd at 5:30pm (Book launch party)
Join Hampshire College professor Lise Sanders in celebrating the recent publication of her edition of Janet Doncaster by Millicent Garrett Fawcett. Fawcett (1847–1929), known today for her leadership of the British constitutional suffrage movement, distinguished herself initially as an author of works on political economy & women’s rights. Janet Doncaster, published in 1875, explores the politics of marriage & domesticity at a time when middle–class women were actively challenging the sexual double standard in the realms of law, education, work, & family. Sander’s edition includes a critical introduction, explanatory notes, & more. Sanders is also author of Consuming Fantasies: Labor, Leisure, & the London Shopgirl, 1880–1920.