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This month’s update adds 10 new articles, introduced by Caitríona Beaumont, and with a special focus on two generations of women who took part in movements both local and international to enhance the lives of women and girls. Read the introduction here.
The daughter of workers in Lancashire’s cotton factories, Ethel Carnie Holdsworth left school aged thirteen to follow her parents into the mills. Brought up in a vibrant autodidact community, she read widely, took to writing poetry, and went on to become a successful novelist, addressing the day-to-day hardships of industrial Lancashire.