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The Women's National Anti‐Suffrage League

Julia Bush

in Women Against the Vote: Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199248773
eISBN:
9780191714689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199248773.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Women's National Anti-Suffrage League (WNASL) was launched in July 1908 to counter a new threat of imminent female enfranchisement. As a Women's League, it was developed on the basis of ... More


Hannah More: The First Victorian

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199274888
eISBN:
9780191714962
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274888.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Hannah More was a public figure at a time when the ideology of separate spheres relegated women to the private and the domestic. She was a friend of many notable writers, artists, and intellectuals ... More


Crowds, Gender, and Public Space in Georgian Politics

Nicholas Rogers

in Crowds, Culture, and Politics in Georgian Britain

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201724
eISBN:
9780191674990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201724.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the role of women in 18th-century politics. It argues that women's participation stemmed fundamentally from their position at the centre of neighbourhood life, as informal ... More


Minnie Fisher Cunningham: A Suffragist's Life in Politics

Judith N. McArthur and Harold L. Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195304862
eISBN:
9780199871537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304862.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Minnie Fisher Cunningham was Texas's most important 20th-century political activist. Best known for directing Texas's successful woman suffrage campaign, she played an important role in the national ... More


‘A Docile Workforce’? Women, Work and Political Identity

Annmarie Hughes

in Gender and Political Identities in Scotland, 1919-1939

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639816
eISBN:
9780748653522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639816.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The expediency of the discourse used by employers, trade unionists and male workers that identified women workers as docile and politically apathetic has been bolstered by a historiography which ... More


From Fish Seller to Suffragist: The Women’s March on Versailles

Julia V. Douthwaite

in The Frankenstein of 1790 and Other Lost Chapters from Revolutionary France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226160580
eISBN:
9780226160634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160634.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

On the morning of October 4, 1789 there was a gathering of merchant women at the Palais Royal. These poissardes, or fish sellers, hailing from the central market of Les Halles, declared and accused ... More


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