Women In British Politics, C.1689-1979 by Krista CowmanWomen In British Politics, C.1689-1979 by Krista Cowman

Women In British Politics, C.1689-1979

byKrista Cowman

Paperback | December 9, 2010

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This account 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 organizations before the suffrage campaign and explores the directions their political activity took afterwards.
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.
Title:Women In British Politics, C.1689-1979Format:PaperbackDimensions:218 pagesPublished:December 9, 2010Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage: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: FORGING A POLITICAL PRESENCE.- From Glorious Revolution to Enlightenment: Women's Political Worlds, 1689-1789.- Organized Politics before Suffrage .- PART II: THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT ORGANISES.- The Campaign for Women's Suffrage.- Women and the Liberal Party .- Women and the Conservative Party .- Women and Socialism .- PART III: WOMEN'S POLITICS AFTER THE VOTE.- 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.

Editorial Reviews

'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