Conservative Suffragists : The Women''s Vote and the Tory Party
By: Auchterlonie, Mitzi.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : I.B.Tauris, 2007Edition: 1.Description: 1 online resource (273 p.).ISBN: 9780857711595.Subject(s): Suffragists -- Great Britain -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Suffragists -- Great Britain -- Biography | Women''s rights -- Great Britain -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Conservative Suffragists : The Women''s Vote and the Tory PartyDDC classification: 324.24104 | 324.623092241 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Setting the Scene; 2. The Primrose League and the Suffrage Question; 3. The Conservative Response in Parliament to the Women''s Suffrage Question ; 4. The Formation of the Conservative and Unionist Women''s Frachise Association; 5. The Conservative & Unionist Women''s Franchise Review and the Women''s Suffrage Debate; 6. Conservative Suffragists and the 1910 Conciliation Bill; 7. The Role of Conservative Suffragists in the 1911-1914 Women''s Suffrage Campaign; Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; Bibliography; Index
How did the Conservatives respond to the tempestous question of votes-for-women? 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. _x000D_
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