This Seminar Study was the first book to trace the British womens 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 authors research on how the main post-1918 womens 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 womens suffrage was such a contentious issue, and how women gained the vote despite opponents fears that it would undermine gender boundaries.
Suitable for students studying the Suffrage Movement, modern British history and the history of gender.
2 . The Victorian Suffrage Campaign, 1866-97
3. The Constitutional Societies, 1897-1910
4. The Militant Societies, 1903-14
5. The Nuwss-Labour Alliance, 1910-14
6. War And Suffrage Reform, 1914-18
7. Equal Franchise, 1919-28
Guide To Further Reading
Each book in the Seminar Studies series provides a concise and reliable introduction to a wide range of complex historical events and debates, covering topics in British, European, US and world history from the early modern period to the present day. Written by acknowledged experts and including supporting material such as extracts from historical documents, chronologies, glossaries, guides to key figures and further reading suggestions, Seminar Studies titles are essential reading for students of history.
Almost half a century after its launch, the series continues to introduce students to the problems involved in explaining the past, giving them the opportunity to grapple with historical documents and encouraging them to reach their own conclusions. To submit proposals for new books in the Seminar Studies series, please contact the series editors:
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