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British women's anti-suffragism and the Forward Policy, 1908-14

Bush, J. F. (2002) British women's anti-suffragism and the Forward Policy, 1908-14. Women's History Review. 11(3), pp. 431-454. 1747-583X.

Item Type: Article
Abstract: This article reinstates prominent female leaders within the organised opposition to women's suffrage in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain. More specifically, it focuses upon the evolution of a positive, constructive anti-suffragism, labelled the Forward Policy by Mary Ward and other women campaigners who were active in the period leading up to the First World War. These women participated in contemporary citizenship debates through their writings, through their commitment to social action, and through their sometimes problematic relationship with male antisuffragism. The article concludes that women's anti-suffragism deserves closer study in its own right, and through its supporters' own records, as well in relation to suffragism and the wider women's movement
Additional Information: RAE2008 UoA62
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN979 Women's suffrage
Creators: Bush, Julia F
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > History
Date: 1 September 2002
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 431-454
Journal or Publication Title: Women's History Review
Volume: 11
Number: 3
Language: English
ISSN: 1747-583X
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: Yes
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