Women in the Literary Market 1800-1900

 

Clementina Black
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Women novelists used fiction to promote a variety of progressive social agendas. Clementina Black was a suffragist and trade unionist who campaigned to improve industrial conditions for women. She was a co-founder of the women’s Labour Bureau, which led to the formation of the Women’s Industrial Council in 1894. Black wrote seven novels, including this one about a socialist strike leader.

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Clementina Black. An Agitator. London: Bliss, Sands and Foster, 1894.
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