History of Feminism

History of Feminism is an exciting online platform that brings together the best and most relevant scholarship from Taylor & Francis, its imprints, and its authors. It provides a comprehensive global view of feminism in the long nineteenth century.

History of Feminism is the first part of the Routledge Historical Resources online program, providing both academics and students with an in-depth research tool for studying the long nineteenth century through thematic collections in areas such as Feminism, the History of Economic Thought, Romanticism, and Empire.

You can find out more about the key features of History of Feminism, read reviews, watch our introductory video, or request more information on this page.

Key features

  • Focuses on the widely studied period between 1776-1928.

  • 1000s of chapters of primary source collections, available here in electronic format for the first time.

  • More than 1,000 chapters of secondary book content.

  • Over 100 journal articles from a range of Taylor & Francis journals.

  • An introductory video to the subject and resource from the Academic Editor.

  • 16 newly commissioned thematic essays by experts in the field.

  • Short introductions that outline the 8 key subject categories.

  • An image gallery to aid research and study.

  • Browsing available by Subject, Region, Period and Notable Figures.

  • View texts on site or download the PDF.

  • Intuitive search tools enable users to find exactly the material they need.

  • Detailed metadata for both chapter and article level using a carefully chosen taxonomy of terms.


“History of Feminism has much to offer researchers at different stages of their career and has utility as a teaching aid… it manages to gather together an impressive amount of material but remains straightforward to navigate due to its special features.”

Catherine Han, British Association For Victorian Studies

Introductory video: Routledge History Resources presents History of Feminism

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