The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - History - 303 pages
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'the most comprehensive overview of the campaign yet to be produced... he shows that the whole movement was far more varied, subtle and inventive than has been generally assumed.' -Catholic Herald'Pugh brings to the story four essential qualities: a round understanding of the British political structure and how it has evolved; a rich grounding in the archives and secondary sources; a full awareness that here the distinction between social and political history is important; and above all, the historican's fair-minded determination to see things as contempories saw them, without hindsight, wishful thinking or preaching.' -Times Literary Supplement'A concise, fully documented, up-to-date 'revisionist analysis' of the women's suffrage campaign is long overdue. Nobody is better equipped to write it than Martin Pugh, who has illuminated so many dimensions of women's history since the 1970s' -Times Literary SupplementThe March of the Women is the first comprehensive analysis of the campaign for women's suffrage to appear in thirty years. It offers a fresh perspective on the militant and non-militant tactics used by the suffragettes, and shows how they gradually convinced the entrenched all-male Members of Parliament of the validity of their cause by the outbreak of World War 1.

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Martin Pugh is a Research Professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University.

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