The Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain, 1866-1928

Author(s): 
van Wingerden, Sophia A.
ISBN: 
0333669118
Date published: 
February 1999
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
256

This book tells the story of the women's suffrage movement in Britain beginning with John Stuart Mill's proposal of a women's suffrage amendment to a reform bill. It ends with the victory of 1928, concluding more than 50 years of repeated defeats, anti-suffragism, militancy, imprisonment, hunger strikes and forcible feeding, and multiple internal splits and their only partial victory of 1918. It is not intended to break new ground in academia, but to provide an introduction to the general reader that covers the entire relevant time period and introduces major themes and issues.