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Title 'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles' : Octavia Hill, social activism and the remaking of British society / edited by Elizabeth Baigent and Ben Cowell.

Publication Info. London : Institute of Historical Research, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (xx, 329 pages) : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits (some colour)
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Note Papers from a conference held at the National Trust's Sutton House, London, on September 27-28, 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "This volume reassesses the life and work of Octavia Hill, housing reformer, open space campaigner, co-founder of the National Trust, founder of the Army Cadet Force, and the first woman to be invited to sit on a royal commission. In her lifetime she was widely regarded as an authority on a broad range of social problems. Yet despite her early pre-eminence, and the remarkable success of the institutions which she helped to found, Hill fell from public favour in the twentieth century. This book provides a nuanced portrait of Hill and her work in a broader context of social change, reflecting recent scholarship on nineteenth-century society in general, and on philanthropy and preservation, and women's role in them, in particular."--Back cover.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Humanities Digital Library, viewed November 6, 2017).
Subject Hill, Octavia, 1838-1912 -- Congresses.
Hill, Octavia, 1838-1912. (OCoLC)fst00091428
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Congresses.
Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01919811
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings. (OCoLC)fst01423772
Added Author Baigent, Elizabeth, editor.
Cowell, Ben, editor.
University of London. Institute of Historical Research, issuing body.
Other Form: Print version: 'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles'. London : Institute of Historical Research, [2016] 9781909646001 (OCoLC)945032070
ISBN 9781909646582 (electronic bk.)
190964658X (electronic bk.)
9781909646001 (print)
Standard No. 10.14296/917.9781909646582 doi

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