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

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I.B.Tauris, Dec 15, 1997 - Social Science - 260 pages
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"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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Contents

The Movements Response
13
Survival and Progress
42
19181922
63
Legislative Campaigning
94
Women and Parliament
110
General Election Campaigns 19221924
141
Old and New Feminism
161
The Franchise Extension Campaign
181
Victory
202
Conclusion
224
List of Organisations
232
Political Affiliations
239
Index
251
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Cheryl Law is Lecturer in Women's Studies at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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