The British Women's Suffrage Campaign 1866-1928

The British Women's Suffrage Campaign 1866-1928

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This Seminar Study was the first book to trace the British womena€™s suffrage campaign from its origins in the 1860s through to the achievement of equal suffrage in 1928. In this second edition, Smith provides new evidence drawn from the authora€™s research on how the main post-1918 womena€™s organisation (the NUSEC) worked with Conservative Party women to persuade the Conservative Party to endorse equal franchise rights. Smith focuses on the actions of reformers and their opponents, with due attention paid to the campaigns in Scotland and Wales as well as the movements in England. He explores why womena€™s suffrage was such a contentious issue, and how women gained the vote despite opponentsa€™ fears that it would undermine gender boundaries. Suitable for students studying the Suffrage Movement, modern British history and the history of gender.National Union of Womena#39;s Suffrage Societies: Established in 1897. ... Several important collections of essays have also contributed to the reassessment of the suffrage movement (see the Guide to Further Reading), as well as Elizabethanbsp;...

Title:The British Women's Suffrage Campaign 1866-1928
Author: Harold L. Smith
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-05-12

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