The Politics of Women's Suffrage: Local, National and International Dimensions (Institute of Historical Research) (Paperback)

The Politics of Women's Suffrage: Local, National and International Dimensions (Institute of Historical Research) By Alexandra Hughes-Johnson  (Editor), Lyndsey Jenkins (Editor) Cover Image
$39.00
Ships from Warehouse, Usually in 1-8 Days

Description


A history of the early twentieth-century movement for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. 
 
In the United Kingdom, the question of women’s suffrage represented the most substantial challenge to the constitution since 1832, seeking not only to expand but to redefine definitions of citizenship and power. At the same time, it was inseparable from other urgent contemporary political debates—the Irish question, the decline of the British Empire, the Great War, and the increasing demand for workers’ rights.  

This collection positions women’s suffrage as central to, rather than separate from, these broader political discussions, demonstrating how they intersected and were mutually constitutive. In particular, this collection pays close attention to the issues of class and Empire which shaped this era. It demonstrates how campaigns for women’s rights were consciously and unconsciously played out, impacting attitudes to motherhood, spurring the radical “birth-strike” movement, and burgeoning communist sympathies in working-class communities around Britain and beyond.

About the Author


Alexandra Hughes-Johnson is a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain. She is the research coordinator for the Women in the Humanities research program and knowledge exchange research fellow at the University of Oxford.

Lyndsey Jenkins is a historian of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Britain at the University of Oxford.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781912702961
ISBN-10: 1912702967
Publisher: University of London Press
Publication Date: January 3rd, 2022
Pages: 280
Series: Institute of Historical Research
Front facade of University Press Books

From 1974, University Press Books has stoked the blaze of well over ten thousand minds on fire, carrying new scholarship published by the great university presses in the English-speaking world.

For more than 45 years, UPB operated out of the west half of 2430 Bancroft Way in Berkeley. We presently operate on line and stock a sales wall within the Musical Offering, same street address, east half.

Order from us. Shop us. Let well-wrought words churn and burn within.