A Woman's World, 1850-1960

Published by Head of Zeus on 4th August 2022

From iconic figures such as Queen Victoria and Agatha Christie to unnamed geishas, pilots, soldiers and nurses, the third, visually stunning book in The Colour of Time series makes magnificent use of Marina Amaral’s acclaimed photographic colourisation techniques and Dan Jones’ skilful text to tell a multitude of women’s stories from the middle of the nineteenth century to the dawn of second-wave feminism.

A Woman's World, 1850-1960 explores the many roles – domestic, social, cultural and professional – played by women across the world before second-wave feminism took hold. Using Marina Amaral’s colourized images and Dan Jones’s words, this survey features women both celebrated and ordinary, whether in the science lab or protesting on the streets, performing on stage or fighting in the trenches, running for election or exploring the wild. This vivid and unique history brings to life and full colour the female experience in a century of extraordinary change.

Each chapter will be introduced by a woman who works in that field today. Photographs include: Queen Victoria, Edith Cavell, Josephine Baker, Eva Peron, Eleanor Roosevelt, Virginia Woolf, Clara Schumann, Martha Gellhorn, Simone de Beauvoir, Agatha Christie, Frida Kahlo, Emmeline Pankhurst, Harriet Tubman, Florence Nightingale, Hattie McDaniel and Gertrude Bell; as well as revolutionaries from China to Cuba, Geishas in Japan, protestors on the Salt March, teachers and pilots, nurses and soldiers.

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