Voices and Votes: A Literary Anthology of the Women's Suffrage Campaign

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Manchester University Press, 1995 - Suffragettes - 332 pages
This work introduces a selection of literary texts from the early 20th century, offering a new perspective on women's campaign for the vote in Britain. the ways in which campaigners used literary forms to mobilize political ideas and challenge gender ideologies. The works of major figures in the campaign are included as well as those who formed the rank-and-file, who opposed women's suffrage, or who simply observed the action. The excerpts are long enough to enable the reader to become familiar with the diversity of voices, explore the textual strategies adopted and understand the issues that prompted the most passionate debates. writing, the material is organized around four key aspects of the campaign: conversion to the cause; suffrage militancy; the prison experience; and questions of identity. Each extract is prefaced by contextual information and a chronology is provided. The book includes brief biographies of all the authors.
 

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Drawing on novels, poetry, and autobiography, this anthology by British academic Norquay presents a rich diversity of voices from the suffrage crusade in Britain, from the leaders to the foot soldiers to even the movement's opponents. Read full review

Contents

Conversion
39
Lawrence My Part in a Changing World p 58 K Roberts
71
Convert p 80 E GoreBooth The Street Orator p
90
The prison experience
171
Questions of identity
213
p 215 G Colmore Pluck p 221 E Sharp Patrolling
259
Pipings in Eden p 266 M Sinclair The Tree of Heaven p 270
270
Biographical details
306
Bibliography
320
Index
327
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Glenda Norquay is Reader in Literary Studies at Liverpool John Moores University.
Gerry Smyth is Senior Lecturer in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.

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