The Women's Suffrage Movement

The Women's Suffrage Movement

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The popular image of a women's suffrage activist is a stoical woman chained to railings or committing criminal acts to attract publicity for the cause. While such women as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison embody this image, these militant 'Suffragettes' of the Women's Social and Political Union were in fact a small part of a wider movement that operated mainly through peaceful means. Molly Housego and Neil Storey here trace the evolution of the women's suffrage movement from its emergence in the nineteenth century, through the various divisions that emerged over how to conduct the campaign, to its apogee before the First World War - an event that highlighted the abilities of British women and helped to gain them the vote in 1918.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 148 x 204 x 6mm | 158.76g
  • SHIRE PUBLICATIONS LTD
  • Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 b/w; 30 col
  • 0747810893
  • 9780747810896
  • 388,568

About Neil R. Storey

Molly Housego is a costume and textile historian and lecturer specialising in the role and experience of British women in both World Wars Neil Storey is a social and military historian specialising in the impact of war on society. He has written over 25 books, countless articles and has given lectures across the UK, including at the Imperial War Museum. He has acted as a consultant on a number of television documentaries and dramas.

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Table of contents

Origins of the Women's Suffrage Movement / A New Century and a New Direction / Deeds not Words / The Great War / Aftermath and Legacy / Further Reading / Index

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