Women in British Politics, c. 1689-1979 by Krista Cowman

Women in British Politics, c. 1689-1979

byKrista Cowman

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This survey examines some of the areas of women's political activity in Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the election of the first female Prime Minister in 1979. It shows how women had worked in a variety of arenas and organisations before the suffrage campaign and explores the directions their political activity took afterwards.

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KRISTA COWMAN is Professor of History at the University of Lincoln, UK. She has published widely on the history of women's suffrage and on women in politics before the First World War. She serves on the steering committee of the Women's History Network.
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Title:Women in British Politics, c. 1689-1979Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pages, 9.1 × 6.1 × 0.5 inPublished:January 18, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230545572

ISBN - 13:9780230545571

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Shaping the Narrative: Waves, Peaks and Troughs
PART I
From Glorious Revolution to Enlightenment: Women's Political Worlds, 1689-1789
Organized Politics before Suffrage
PART II
The Campaign for Women's Suffrage
Women and the Liberal Party
Women and the Conservative Party
Women and Socialism
PART III
Women Members of Parliament
Women in Political Parties 1918-1945
Beyond Party Politics - the Reconfiguration of Feminist Organizations 1920-1979
Conclusion
Notes
Select Bibliography
Index

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'This overview of women and politics broadens the definition of political action and raises some core arguments and ideas that will stimulate discussion. The work offers a good historiographical guide and is a welcome addition to history undergraduate reading lists as a first point of reference for a range of political arenas where women were active.' - Sue Johnson, University of Worcester, UK