Anna Davin

Anna Davin

Biography

Anna Davin is an academic and community historian and an editor of the History Workshop Journal. Part of the 1970s Stratford women's liberation group and the Feminist History Group, she also taught women's history in adult education and universities. Her 1978 article 'Imperialism and Motherhood' is still being read. Her book, Growing Up Poor: home, school and street in London 1870-1914 (London: Rivers Oram Press) appeared in 1996.

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