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The British Women's Suffrage Campaign 1866-1928
Revised 2nd Edition





ISBN 9781408228234
Published November 26, 2009 by Routledge
182 Pages

 
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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 this second 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 for students studying the Suffrage Movement, modern British history and the history of gender.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Chronology

Abbreviations

Who's Who

Glossary

PART ONE

1. Introduction

PART TWO

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

PART THREE

8. Assessment

PART FOUR   

Documents

 

Guide To Further Reading

References

Index

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Author(s)

Biography

Harold L. Smith is Professor of History at the University of Houston-Victoria, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain. His previous books include: (with Judith N. McArthur) Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics (2003); Britain in the Second World War: A Social History (1996) and British Feminism in the Twentieth Century (1990).