Suffrage and Power: The Women's Movement 1918-1928

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Overview

"The Women's Cause is One"—a slogan from a 1919 lobbying pamphlet in support of women's trade unionism—sums up the crusading spirit of this exciting period in women's history. This book shows how the women's movement, through its network of organization and its powerful and widespread campaigning, was transformed and developed into a formidable fighting force. It continued its assault on entrenched positions to secure women's full and equal participation in society—in politics, commerce, industry and the professions, education, welfare, politics and for franchise extension. This study confounds the myth of the movement's post-war decline.

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This interpretation of the women's movement in the United Kingdom during the 1920s focuses on such fundamental aspects as the pursuit of political and economic power. Law women's studies, U. of London examines the key issues in the movement, and discusses its organizations in terms of their networks, ideology, and working practices. She explains how the women in the movement extended their influence to all spheres of society, and made the transition from outsiders to participants in the political process. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781860642012
  • Publisher: I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/15/1997
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Law is Lecturer in Women's Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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Table of Contents

Setting the Scene: The Movement's Response to the First World War
• Survival and Progress
• Demobilization: 1918-1922
• Legislative Campaigning
• Women and Parliament
• General Election Campaigns, 1922-1924
• Old and New Feminism
• The Franchise Extension Campaign
• Victory

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