From Suffrage to Internationalism: The Political Evolution of Three British Feminists, 1908-1939 / Edition 1

From Suffrage to Internationalism: The Political Evolution of Three British Feminists, 1908-1939 / Edition 1

by Beryl Haslam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0820425664

ISBN-13: 9780820425665

Pub. Date: 01/01/1999

Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated

The British feminists Kathleen Courtney, Catherine Marshall, and Helena Swanwick played leading roles in two of the most significant movements of the twentieth century: the fight for the emancipation of women and the struggle for peace and justice among nations. This book describes the developing political consciousness of these women and demonstrates how they

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The British feminists Kathleen Courtney, Catherine Marshall, and Helena Swanwick played leading roles in two of the most significant movements of the twentieth century: the fight for the emancipation of women and the struggle for peace and justice among nations. This book describes the developing political consciousness of these women and demonstrates how they helped to organize British women to lobby for their enfranchisement during the Edwardian and prewar periods and how, throughout the Great War, they defended civil liberties and campaigned for a negotiated peace and a system of international government. After the war, they were dismayed by the failure of the Treaty of Versailles to implement the principles of Wilsonian internationalism and joined with others to educate the public in these principles as a means of securing a permanent peace. This book documents how they worked for revision of the peace treaty, disarmament, and a strong League of Nations. The author argues that throughout their careers, the ideas and activism of these women were guided by a belief in liberty, equality and justice, as well as the necessity of applying reason to gender relations and international politics.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820425665
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Series:
American University Studies Series: Series 9: History, #168
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.31(w) x 9.34(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Abbreviationsxi
Illustrationsxiii
Introductionxvii
Chapter 1The Edwardian Legacy: 1908-19141
Chapter 2Defining a Minority: August 1914-April 191740
Chapter 3"Patriotism Is Not Enough": 1916-191884
Chapter 4New World Order for Old? Reconstruction 1918-1923130
Chapter 5Hopes of Peace Betrayed173
Conclusion211
Bibliography217
Index235

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