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Pacifists, patriots and the vote : the erosion of democratic suffragism in Britain during the First World War

Author: Jo Vellacott; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
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Exploring the causes and consequences of the divergence between those suffragists who wanted to prepare hearts and minds for a lasting peace to follow the war and those who just wanted to get on with defeating the enemy, this narrative reveals a new dimension of the campaign for the vote. The story resonates with present-day experience and invites discussion of the nature of true patriotism. Vivid personalities  Read more...
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Vellacott, Jo.
Pacifists, patriots and the vote.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
(DLC) 2007018310
(OCoLC)132581620
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Vellacott; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230592063 0230592066 1349284688 9781349284689
OCLC Number: 314796861
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 227 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies before the First World War --
Response to war : August to October 1914 --
Division threatens --
Crucial forum : the National Council, February 1915 --
Disaffection and new directions --
No way back --
Cutting down the election fighting fund --
Relations with Labour : women's work --
Separate ways --
Back to the franchise --
The vote at last.
Responsibility: Jo Vellacott.
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This study traces the resurgence of a conservative suffrage leadership, questions the inevitability of the narrow franchise granted to women in 1918, and suggests that something important was lost,  Read more...

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