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Macmillan Higher Education

Women in British Politics, c.1689-1979

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Palgrave

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Gender and History

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Hardcover - 9780230545564

15 December 2010

$120.00

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Paperback - 9780230545571

15 December 2010

$39.00

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This account examines some of the areas of women's political activity in Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the election of the first female Prime Minister in 1979. It shows how women had worked in a variety of arenas...

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This account examines some of the areas of women's political activity in Britain from the Glorious Revolution to the election of the first female Prime Minister in 1979. It shows how women had worked in a variety of arenas and organizations before the suffrage campaign and explores the directions their political activity took afterwards.

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One of the first books to provide an overview of British women's political activity over 300 years and in a variety of settings 
Places the familiar history of suffrage within a broader context 
Incorporates the latest scholarship and research

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Shaping the Narrative: Waves, Peaks and Troughs 
PART I: FORGING A POLITICAL PRESENCE
From Glorious Revolution to Enlightenment: Women's Political Worlds, 1689-1789
Organized Politics before Suffrage 
PART II: THE WOMEN'S MOVEMENT ORGANISES
The Campaign for Women's Suffrage
Women and the Liberal Party 
Women and the Conservative Party 
Women and Socialism 
PART III: WOMEN'S POLITICS AFTER THE VOTE
Women Members of Parliament 
Women in Political Parties 1918-1945 
Beyond Party Politics the Reconfiguration of Feminist Organizations 1920-1979 
Conclusion 
Notes
Select Bibliography 
Index.

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KRISTA COWMAN is Professor of History at the University of Lincoln, UK. She has published widely on the history of women's suffrage and on women in politics before the First World War. She serves on the steering committee of the Women's History Network.

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KRISTA COWMAN is Professor of History at the University of Lincoln, UK. She has published widely on the history of women's suffrage and on women in politics before the First World War. She serves on the steering committee of the Women's History Network.

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