The Aftermath of Suffrage: Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945

TitleThe Aftermath of Suffrage: Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsGottlieb, Julie V.
Number of Pages268
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
City, CountryBasingstoke, UK ; New York
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"This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act (1918), which gave some (but not all) British women the vote. Leading experts explore the paths taken by former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this crucial era. In considering how generational conflict informed the contested legacy of suffragism, these essays examine the impact of universal suffrage on the main political parties. Were the hopes and ambitions invested in women's and universal enfranchisement realized or dashed? How did those concerned evaluate the outcome as the years wore on? And why did the attainment of full adult male suffrage in 1918 became overshadowed by the seemingly more momentous achievement of women's suffrage?"--Publisher's website.

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