pacifists, Patriots And The Vote: The Erosion of Democratic Suffragism in Britain During the First…

Hardcover | August 15, 2007

byJo Vellacott

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The suffrage story, set in the political and cultural context of war, is lit vividly by some fascinating personalities. New research challenges accepted accounts. This study traces the resurgence of a conservative suffrage leadership, questions the inevitability of the narrow franchise granted to women in 1918, and suggests that something important was lost, especially to the Labour party and to feminism, when a broad vision of democracy and patriotism became a casualty of war, self-interest and jingoism.

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The suffrage story, set in the political and cultural context of war, is lit vividly by some fascinating personalities. New research challenges accepted accounts. This study traces the resurgence of a conservative suffrage leadership, questions the inevitability of the narrow franchise granted to women in 1918, and suggests that someth...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:248 pages, 8.87 × 5.77 × 0.76 inPublished:August 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023001335X

ISBN - 13:9780230013353

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Table of Contents

The National Union  of Women's Suffrage Societies before the War * Response to War: August to October 1914 * Division Threatens * Crucial Forum: National Council, February 1915 * Disaffection and New Directions * No Way Back * Cutting down the Election Fighting Fund * Relations with Labour: Women's Work * Separate Ways * Back to the Franchise * The Vote at Last * Conclusions * Postscript: Feminists and the Peace Settlement, 1919: Minimum Feminism and Beyond