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Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Julia Bush


This book provides the first full history of the female campaign against votes for women in late 19th- and early 20th-century Britain. By 1914, the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage was dominated by the self-consciously masculine leadership of Lord Cromer and Lord Curzon, but also heavily dependent upon an impressive cadre of women leaders. An overwhelmingly female membership rivalled the suffrage organizations in numbers, though not in levels of activism. The first half of the book explores the motives and ideals of women against the vote. The provenance of their opposition is analy ... More

Keywords: anti-suffrage, suffrage, gender roles, conservatism, maternal, imperialist, social action, women writers, women's movement, Edwardian women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199248773
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia Bush, author
Senior Lecturer in History, University of Northampton
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