Women and Women's Movement in Britain, 1914-1959

Author(s): 
Pugh, Martin
ISBN: 
0333494407
Date published: 
January 1992
Paperback
Price: 
£15.50
Pages: 
361

'...excellent...fills a long recognized gap.' - History'This book provides a comprehensive and well documented political history of women and the women's movement in the period under examination, drawing on evidence from a wide range of sources and analysing the complex inter-relationship between the organized women's movement, the majority of women outside the official women's movement, and the male political establishment in Britain.' - A. Brown, Political Studies, Using the widest range of evidence, from the political feminist pressure groups to popular women's magazines, this book provides a challenging and original analysis of the adaptation of the women's movement in Britain in the period between the winning of the vote and the late 1950's. It examines how women successfully worked with the grain of change in the political system; but it also considers the nature of the long-term decline of the organised movement.