This book co-authored by Martineau Society members Stuart Hobday and Gaby Weiner  has been recently published by Routledge. It makes the argument that Martineau was an early sociologist who set an important example in using evidence about real life issues to build a better society particularly in the areas of women’s rights, anti-slavery activism, education, and health. She was also a pioneering environmentalist!

The image on the cover of the paperback version has rarely been seen in public as it was in family storage for a long time. It is the portrait that Martineau Society member James Martineau brought along to the conference in Birmingham a few years ago. Gaby and Stuart are very grateful to him for permission in using it. It was painted by S.S.Osgood in 1835 in the Senate Room of US Congress when she was welcomed in America as a feted author.

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