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Conservative Suffragists: The Women's Vote and the Tory Party
     

Conservative Suffragists: The Women's Vote and the Tory Party

by Mitzi Auchterlonie
 

One of the most significant gaps in our knowledge of modern British history is how the Conservative Party dealt with the controversial issue of the women's suffrage movement. While most suffrage studies focus on the activities of Liberal and Labour suffragettes in the fight for the parliamentary vote, the role of Conservative women in the suffrage movement is

Overview

One of the most significant gaps in our knowledge of modern British history is how the Conservative Party dealt with the controversial issue of the women's suffrage movement. While most suffrage studies focus on the activities of Liberal and Labour suffragettes in the fight for the parliamentary vote, the role of Conservative women in the suffrage movement is rarely considered in any detail and the attitude of the party towards their activities is generally thought to be of little interest. In this important reassessment of Conservative women's suffrage, Mitzi Auchterlonie examines new evidence enabling readers to understand the social, political, economic and imperial issues which most concerned Conservative suffragists. She reveals how Tory women played an important yet often invisible and under-researched part in the suffrage campaigns, while the Conservative Party itself contained an unexpectedly diverse range of views towards the idea of votes for women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845114855
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
03/18/2008
Series:
International Library of Political Studies Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.91(h) x 1.12(d)

Meet the Author

Mitzi Auchterlonie holds a PhD in History from the University of Exeter, where she now teaches.

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