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Explain the position of women in Britain in the 19th century.

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(1) In the 19th century, women in Britain were encouraged with a new spirit of individualism but they did not have access to new urban space like men.

(2) Women of the upper and middle classes in Britain faced increasingly higher levels of isolation, although their lives were made easier by domestic maids who cooked, cleaned and cared for young children at low wages.

(3) Women who worked for wages had some control over their lives, particularly among the lower social classes. However, many social reformers felt the need to save the institution of family by pushing these women back into the home.

(4) Later on, many women lost their industrial jobs and conservatives people. rallied against their presence in public spaces, women were forced to withdraw into their homes.

(5) But gradually, women come to participate in political movements for suffrage that demanded the right the vote or married women’s rights to a property.

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