The Feminism of Flora Tristan

In short, Flora Tristan exemplifies in her life and work, both the history of feminism, in its phases of optimism, realism and dissillusion, and the tensions between feminism and socialism.

The Feminism of Flora Tristan

This book arose out of a doctoral thesis presented by Maire Cross at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1988. The emphasis of the book is however, rather different form that of the thesis. While the thesis focused essentially upon the relationship between Flora Tristan's feminism and her socialism, the book seeks in addition to explore more fully the elements in Tristan's writings which are not obviously linked to the socialist tradition.

Flora Tristan

Sandra Dijkstra aims to paint a clear picture of Tristan as a class- and gender-conscious women writer in a transitional historical period, and to demonstrate her influence on Marxism.

Flora Tristan

A new edition of an influential biography of the early Victorian socialist feminist writer Flora Tristan. Active in the 1830s and 1840s, Flora Tristan is best known for her book "Workers' Union," an account of the conditions of women and workers in Peru, London, Paris and the provinces of France. Regarded as something of a pariah, she was one of the first women radicals to draw clear connections between the plight of disaffected workers and powerless women. Her version of socialism has been regarded as leading towards Marx. Sandra Dijkstra aims to paint a clear picture of Tristan as a class- and gender-conscious women writer in a transitional historical period, and to demonstrate her influence on Marxism.

Flora Tristan

Her writings can be seen as a precursor to Marxism and Feminism. Flora Tristan: Life Sories by Susan Grogan, investigates the life of Flora Tristan through an exploration of the way she represented herself in her own writings.

Flora Tristan

Flora Tristan is best known as a nineteenth century French social critic and reformer. Her writings can be seen as a precursor to Marxism and Feminism. Flora Tristan: Life Sories by Susan Grogan, investigates the life of Flora Tristan through an exploration of the way she represented herself in her own writings. The author also examines the portrayal of Flora Tristan in paintings and literature. Rather than adopting a chronological approach, the author surveys the personae of Flora Tristan through thematic chapters on her roles as author, socialist, traveller and "Mother of the Workers". She places Flora Tristan in the context of contemporary debates and ideas, adding to our understanding of the times in which Flora Tristan lived. Flora Tristan: Life Stories argues that Flora Tristan's self-representations were attempts to claim a role of authority and significance not open to women in the nineteenth century. This authoritative study also engages with attempts to re-evaluate the writing of biography and to explore the meaning of an individual life in historical context.

Flora Tristan a Forerunner Woman

This book is in homage to Flora Tristan, the great pioneer of the first years of the 19th century.

Flora Tristan  a Forerunner Woman

This book is in homage to Flora Tristan, the great pioneer of the first years of the 19th century. She was more than the first feminist, she was the pioneer of the worker's demands against the injustice of the factorie's owners in the industrialization era. She also emphasized a review of the tremendous injustices weighing down upon women and she demanded the elimination of laws that diminished women by making them permanently dependent on men and that subjected women to infamous medieval conditions that are endorsed by tradition and religion. Flora fluorished as a true torch for illuminating awareness during the first half of her century until now. She did so as a real woman and without hating men. She is one of the highest ranking social fighters at the forefront of women's liberation. She suffered incomprehension of the society. She was shooting by a jealous husband, and in addition she suffered the greedy behavior of her uncle when she tried to recover her inheritance in Peru. Flora wrote books asking the UNION of the movement workers and the international union of them. She wrote severe criticism to the British society in Promenades dans London, and she wrote hard criticism to the slave use in Peru.

Flora Tristan

Sandra Dijkstra aims to paint a clear picture of Tristan as a class- and gender-conscious women writer in a transitional historical period, and to demonstrate her influence on Marxism.

Flora Tristan

Active in the 1830s and 1840s, Flora Tristan is best known for her book "Workers' Union", an account of the conditions of women and workers in Peru, London, Paris and the provinces of France. Regarded as something of a pariah, she was one of the first women radicals to draw clear connections between the plight of disaffected workers and powerless women. Her version of socialism has been regarded as leading towards Marx. Sandra Dijkstra aims to paint a clear picture of Tristan as a class- and gender-conscious women writer in a transitional historical period, and to demonstrate her influence on Marxism.

Flora Tristan

A biography of the grandmother of French painter Paul Gauguin whose tempestuous life and advocacy of revolutionary ideas earned her the attention of nineteenth-century Europe.

Flora Tristan

A biography of the grandmother of French painter Paul Gauguin whose tempestuous life and advocacy of revolutionary ideas earned her the attention of nineteenth-century Europe.

Flora Tristan

Flora Tristan


Flora Tristan

Flora Tristan


In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan

In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan is the first ever study devoted to Jules Puech (1879-1957), and is a double biography that examines his life's work on Flora Tristan (1803-1844), feminist and socialist.

In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan

In the Footsteps of Flora Tristan is the first ever study devoted to Jules Puech (1879-1957), and is a double biography that examines his life's work on Flora Tristan (1803-1844), feminist and socialist. It begins by examining newly found press reports of Flora Tristan during her lifetime and subsequently, then positions Puech's discovery of her, as a postgraduate student in Paris in the 1900s. It continues with an account of how he embarked on the first in-depth biography published in 1925. Puech was unmatched in his expertise as a writer on Flora Tristan having discovered her papers through his numerous political connections and having become a historian of Proudhon's legacy on the international aspirations of the labour movement. Together with his wife Marie-Louise Milhau (1876-1966), suffragist feminist, he was a militant in the early twentieth-century pacifist movement that advocated international arbitration. His research on Flora Tristan was enriched by his other projects but was thwarted by the wars of 1914-1918 and 1940-1945. The circumstances of the long gestation of Puech's biography are drawn from his letters and papers, hitherto unseen. The correspondence curated brings a new understanding to the multi-faceted nature of Puech's activism and rate of progress in the publication of his findings on his subject, Flora Tristan.

Flora Tristan

Flora Tristan


Flora Tristan s Diary

This is a unique record of gender politics and political and socio-economic conditions in twenty-two towns of provincial France on the eve of the 1848 revolution.

Flora Tristan s Diary

In February 1843 Flora Tristan began to write a journal as she set out on her tour of France wherein she recorded her experience of feminist socialist militancy. This is a unique record of gender politics and political and socio-economic conditions in twenty-two towns of provincial France on the eve of the 1848 revolution. It came to an abrupt end with her illness and death in Bordeaux in November 1844. The long-awaited first complete translation of Flora Tristan's journal is presented with an analytical introduction, an index and bibliographical footnotes. Contents: Presentation of Text: Flora Tristan's diary as historical witness. The private passions of a public woman--Introduction to Translation--The text of the diary subdivided into sections on the towns visited--Bibliographical guide--Index. The Editor and Translator: Maire Fedelma Cross is Professor of French at the University of Sheffield where she teaches courses on the history of political ideas in nineteenth- and twentieth-century France. Among her publications are the coauthored works, The Feminism of Flora Tristan (with Tim Gray), Berg, 1992, and Early French Feminisms. A Passion for Liberty 1830-1940 (with Felicia Gordon), Elgar, 1996. She is a member of the editorial board of Modern and Contemporary France.

The Feminism of Flora Tristan

However , there is considerably more to Tristan's contribution to the history of feminism than her personal life style and ... 3 Civil Feminism : Early Pamphlets and Petitions and Peregrinations 13 Personal Feminism : Flora Tristan's Life.

The Feminism of Flora Tristan

This book arose out of a doctoral thesis presented by Maire Cross at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1988. The emphasis of the book is however, rather different form that of the thesis. While the thesis focused essentially upon the relationship between Flora Tristan's feminism and her socialism, the book seeks in addition to explore more fully the elements in Tristan's writings which are not obviously linked to the socialist tradition.

On the Exclusion of Women

Examines socialist-feminist Flora Tristan's analysis of the cultural exclusion of women in the Peru, England, and France of which she wrote in the 1830s and 1840s.

On the Exclusion of Women


Making Connections

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Making Connections

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Flora Tristan

Flora Tristan


The Letter in Flora Tristan s Politics 1835 1844

Flora Tristan, Union ouvrière, Paris, Prévot, 1843; second edition, 1844. In chronological order: Máire Cross and Tim Gray, The Feminism of Flora Tristan, Oxford, Berg Publishers, 1992; Sandra Dijkstra, Flora Tristan.

The Letter in Flora Tristan s Politics  1835 1844

This innovative study analyzes Flora Tristan's correspondence with militant republicans, socialists and democrats active in the July Monarchy. It examines the role of the letter in fostering links at a time of a significant growth of literacy and search for citizenship by the disenfranchised. Combining a gendered analysis of socialist movements with a textual analysis of letters it illustrates the vitality of political tensions in Tristan's communications and the sophistication of political networks on the eve of the 1848 revolution.