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The march of the women : a revisionist analysis of the campaign for women's suffrage, 1866-1914 / Martin Pugh.

By: Pugh, Martin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000Description: 303 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0198207751; 9780198207757.Subject(s): Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History | Suffragists -- United States -- History | United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1933DDC classification: 324.6/23/0973 Other classification: 15.70
Contents:
The Issues. The Tactical Dilemmas. The Debate -- Winning the Advantage. Decline or Revival? Women's Suffrage in the 1890s. The Impact of International Developments on Women's Suffrage. Conservatism: The Unexpected Ally. Liberalism: The Unexpected Enemy. The Failure of Anti-Suffragism -- Edwardian Climax. The Anatomy of Militancy. Women's Suffrage and Public Opinion. The Revival of Non-Militant Suffragism, 1912-1914. Epilogue: War and the Vote.
Review: "The March of the Women evaluates anew the militant campaign of the Edwardian era, contrasting the sharp divisions over tactics among the London leadership with the more pragmatic approach a grass roots level. It shows how the Pankhursts and the WSPU managed to combine attacking the British Establishment and its values with tapping into it for support and funds; while at the other end of the spectrum the non-militants gathered support for the cause from the working-class and the emergent Labour Party."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-295) and index.

Pt. I. The Issues. 1. The Tactical Dilemmas. 2. The Debate -- Pt. II. Winning the Advantage. 3. Decline or Revival? Women's Suffrage in the 1890s. 4. The Impact of International Developments on Women's Suffrage. 5. Conservatism: The Unexpected Ally. 6. Liberalism: The Unexpected Enemy. 7. The Failure of Anti-Suffragism -- Pt. III. Edwardian Climax. 8. The Anatomy of Militancy. 9. Women's Suffrage and Public Opinion. 10. The Revival of Non-Militant Suffragism, 1912-1914. Epilogue: War and the Vote.

"The March of the Women evaluates anew the militant campaign of the Edwardian era, contrasting the sharp divisions over tactics among the London leadership with the more pragmatic approach a grass roots level. It shows how the Pankhursts and the WSPU managed to combine attacking the British Establishment and its values with tapping into it for support and funds; while at the other end of the spectrum the non-militants gathered support for the cause from the working-class and the emergent Labour Party."--BOOK JACKET.

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CHOICE Review

Pugh (Liverpool John Moores Univ., UK) began with five pages on the years before 1914 in his Women and the Women's Movement in Britain (CH, Dec'93); this new work may be seen as a prequel volume. Both are, as this subtitle states, "revisionist." The emphasis is not on narrative but on analysis of political strategy and tactics, relations with the major political parties, and on the varying stances, formations, alliances, and splits of organizations, including suffrage opponents and male suffrage. Pugh's research "has cast doubt on the centrality usually accorded to militancy." He speaks of the Pankhurst "autocracy" and their impatience for results. He is critical too of aspects of nonmilitant suffragists associated with Millicent Fawcett, but he writes about a cautious 1886 article by her: "Today what strikes the historian is how perceptive Fawcett was...." Pugh's books are basic for serious study of British movements to enfranchise women. Indicative of the rich literature of this field, his two bibliographies cite nearly 300 secondary works besides archival and journal sources. Upper-division undergraduates and up. V. Clark; Choice

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Martin Pugh is at Liverpool John Moores University.

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