The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland

A Regional Survey

By Elizabeth Crawford

© 2008 – Routledge

296 pages

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Paperback: 9780415477390
pub: 2008-05-30
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About the Book

In this comprehensive study, Elizabeth Crawford provides the first survey of women’s suffrage campaigns across the British Isles and Ireland, focusing on local campaigns and activists.

Divided into thirteen sections covering the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, this book gives a unique geographical dimension to debates on the suffrage campaign of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Through a study of the grass-roots activists involved in the movement, Crawford provides a counter to studies that have focused on the politics and personalities that dominated at a national level, and reveals that, far from providing merely passive backing to the cause, women in the regions were engaged in the movement as active participants

Including a thorough inventory of archival sources and extensive bibliographical and biographical references for each region, including the addresses of campaigners, this guide is essential for researchers, scholars, local historians and students alike.

Table of Contents

England Northwest Northeast Yorkshire East Midlands East Anglia Central West Midlands Southwest Wessex Southeast Wales Scotland Ireland

About the Author

Elizabeth Crawford is an independent researcher and the owner of 'Woman and Her Sphere', a business specialising in seling antiquarian books, pamphlets, postcards and ephemera by and about women. She is author of The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928 (2001) and Enterprising Women: The Garretts and Their Circle (2002).

About the Series

Women's and Gender History

Recent years have witnessed a variety of challenges to the legitimacy of women's history, ranging from the deconstructions of French theory to the advent of 'gender' studies with its post-feminist implications. This series aims to re-establish women's history and to continue to challenge the assumptions of much mainstream history.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies