The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain, 1866-1928

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Palgrave Macmillan, May 19, 1999 - History - 227 pages
This book tells the story of the women's suffrage movement in Britain beginning with John Stuart Mill's proposal of a women's suffrage amendment to a reform bill. It ends with the victory of 1928, concluding more than 50 years of repeated defeats, anti-suffragism, militancy, imprisonment, hunger strikes and forcible feeding, and multiple internal splits and their only partial victory of 1918. It is not intended to break new ground in academia, but to provide an introduction to the general reader that covers the entire relevant time period and introduces major themes and issues.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Early Years 1870 to 1884
22
The Doldrums Womens Suffrage 18851904
55
Deeds not Words the Womens Social
70
Suffrage Ladies and the Shrieking Sisterhood
96
Quakers Actresses Gymnasts and other Suffragists
108
Conciliation
118
Descent into Chaos
136
Patriots and Feminists
154
After the Vote was Won
172
Notes
182
Bibliography
214
Index
224
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SOPHIA A. VAN WINGERDEN is an attorney in New York. She graduated from Harvard University in history and literature and received an M.A. in history from the University of Sussex and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.