Week 7 Feminism, class and suffrage 1900-1928



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Week 7

Feminism, class and suffrage 1900-1928
Questions to ponder whilst you read…

  • To what extent did the suffrage movement represent the interests of all women?

  • To what extent was the suffrage movement part of a broader movement for social change?

  • Was militancy an elitist tactic? If so, why?

  • How great a threat to the social order did the suffragettes represent?


Documents

‘Imprisonment of Teresa Billington for alleged assault…’ from Women in the National Archives Collection HO 45/10345/141956 [download these for greater ease of reading]


‘Suffragists: Outrage at the National Gallery’, from Women in the National Archives Collection, AR1/38
‘Suffragists: Descriptions and Photographs’, from Women in the National Archives Collection, AR1/528
‘Song Sheet sold by the East London Federation of Suffragettes’ (nd), MRC MSS.240/R/5/5/4 [available as part of digitised MRC documents at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/modules/docs/feminism]
Caroline E. Martyn, ‘Women in the World’ (July 1895) [available as part of digitised MRC documents

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/modules/docs/feminism]

Lily Gair Wilkinson, ‘Woman’s Freedom’ (1914) [available as part of digitised MRC documents at http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/mrc/studying/modules/docs/feminism]


Histories

Jill Liddington, Rebel Girls (2009)


J. Liddington, One Hand Tied Behind Us: The Rise of the Women’s Suffrage Movement (1978) [important for working-class element]
J. Purvis, ‘Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), Suffragette Leader and Single Parent in Edwardian Britain’, Women’s History Review 20:1 (2011) 87-108
C.J. Bearman, ‘The Legend of Black Friday’, Historical Research 83:222 (2010) 693-718
M. Joanou & J. Purvis, The Women’s Suffrage Movement: New Feminist Perspectives (1998)
S.S. Holton, Suffrage Days: Stories from the Women’s Suffrage Movement (1996) [chapter 5] digitised
J. Purvis, ‘The prison experiences of the suffragettes in Edwardian Britain’, Women’s History Review 4 (1995), 103-33
S.S. Holton, ‘Silk dresses and lavender kid gloves: the wayward career of Jessie Craigen, working Suffragist’, Women’s History Review 5:1 (1996), 129-50
A.V. John, ‘Radical reflections? Elizabeth Robins: the making of suffragette history and the representation of working-class women’, in Owen Ashton, Robert Fyson and Stephen Roberts (eds.), The Duty of Discontent: Essays for Dorothy Thompson (1995)
S.S. Holton, Feminism and Democracy: Women’s Suffrage and Reform Politics in Britain 1900-1918 (1986) [chapter 3] digitised
J. Purvis & S.S. Holton (eds.), Votes for Women (2000)
E. Crawford, ‘Police, Prisons and Prisoners: The View from the Home Office’, Women’s History Review 14:3-4 (2005), 487-505
A. Schwan, ‘“Bless the Gods for my Pencils and Paper”: Katie Gliddon’s Prison Diary, Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Suffragettes at Holloway’, Women’s History Review 22:1 (2013), 148-167
Directory: fac -> arts -> history -> students -> modules -> fpsc -> programme
modules -> The European World Lecture: week 1 x. 2010) The Historiography of Early Modernity Professor Steve Hindle
modules -> The Historiography of Early Modernity Part II: Historiographical Approaches
modules -> Week 22: Postcolonialism and the Provincializing of Europe (summary)
modules -> Parliaments, Estates & Representation
modules -> Absolutism in Early Modern Europe The theory and language of absolutism
modules -> Table of Contents Module Aims 3 Syllabus
programme -> Week Race and Racism in the Women’s Liberation Movement
programme -> Feminism, Politics and Social Change in Modern Britain Dr. Laura Schwartz Wednesday 10am-12pm, Room H103 Key Texts
programme -> Week 4 Feminism, the Family and Motherhood
programme -> Week The birth of the women’s liberation movement

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