British Women's Suffrage Campaign 1866-1928

ISBN-10: 1405832843

ISBN-13: 9781405832847

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Harold L. Smith

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This Seminar Study was the first book to trace the British women 's suffrage campaign from its origins in the 1860s through to the achievement of equal suffrage in 1928. In thissecond edition, Smith provides new evidence drawn from the author 's research on how the main post-1918 women '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 women 's suffrage was such a contentious issue, and how women gained the vote despite opponents ' fears that it would undermine gender boundaries. Suitable forstudentsstudyingthe Suffrage Movement, modern British history and thehistory of gender.
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Book details

List price: $31.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Introduction to the Series
List of Plates
Acknowledgements
Publisher's Acknowledgements
Chronology
Abbreviations
Background
Introduction
Analysis
The Victorian Suffrage Campaign, 1866-97
Origins
Ideology
Internal divisions
Legislation proposed
Party loyalty
The 1890s revival
NUWSS formed
The Constitutional Societies, 1897-1910
The new Liberal Government
The Mud March
Internal tensions
Democratic suffragists
Organized anti-suffrage opposition
Scotland and Wales
Church and university societies
The Militant Societies, 1903-14
Militancy and the WSPU
The move to London
The WSPU splits from the ILP
The Women's Freedom League established
Scotland and Wales
WSPU ideology
WSPU leadership
Black Friday
New forms of militancy
Anti-male policy
Sex-war
The NUWSS-Labour Alliance, 1910-14
The Conciliation Bill
Liberal women's reaction
Labour Party alliance
Election Fighting Fund Committee
Revolt against EFF policy
War and Suffrage Reform, 1914-18
Suffragists and the peace movement
Divisions within the NUWSS
The WSPU and the war
Equal or adult suffrage?
Suffrage reform revived
The Speaker's conference
Conservative opposition to reform
Suffrage deputation
The Representation of the People Bill
Equal Franchise, 1919-28
The feminist societies
The Labour Government and franchise reform
Women and the Conservative Party
Conservative Party reform pledge
Women's reform strategies
Conclusion
Documents
Glossary of Organisations
Who's Who
Guide to Further Reading
References
Index
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