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The British and American Woman Suffrage Movements, 1900-1914 (Contributions in Women's Studies)

By Patricia Greenwood Harrison

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Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United States, 30 April 2000
Between 1900 and 1914, the British and American suffrage movements were characterized by interaction among suffragists, their organizations, and their publications on a much broader scale than has been generally recognized or acknowledged. This study isolates and examines the various connecting links ranging from personal relationships to the emphasis on a common cause. Women participated in one another's organizations and activities, including speaking tours and visits, and each group used the experience of the other to stimulate its own progress. In addition to the prominent figures of the day, Harrison includes information about lesser-known suffragists whose names and actions have been largely lost to history. The interaction between the British and American movements began in the 1870s when a network of suffrage friendships and relationships started to take shape, and cooperation escalated in the last two decades of the century. Connections expanded and peaked between 1900 and 1914, but, with the outbreak of war in August 1914, the extensive interaction came to an abrupt end. Harrison provides a history and comparison of the two movements to give the reader context and a background against which to study the international suffrage campaign. She assesses correspondence, diaries, journals, memoirs, pamphlets, articles, and coverage within the suffrage press itself.

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Examines the extensive connecting links between the British and American suffrage movements in the early 20th century and provides a history and comparison of the two efforts based on extensive research in British and American archives.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction The Late 19th Century Background The New Century: Continuity and Change, 1900-1904 Years of Unity and Hope: 1905-1908 The Transatlantic Connection at Its Peak: 1909 Triumphs and Tensions: 1910-1911 Divisive Tactics and Personalities: 1912-1914 Conclusion Epilogue Bibliography Index

About the Author

PATRICIA GREENWOOD HARRISON is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Her areas of specialization are British History, Modern European History, and Women's History. Research for this book was conducted in libraries and archives in Great Britain and the United States.

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.,."a major contribution to women's history and the histories of both countries, where the connecting links of a shared past could not be severed by the Declaration of Independence."-The Journal of American History

EAN: 9780313310843
ISBN: 031331084X
Publisher: Greenwood Press
Dimensions: 24.26 x 16.43 x 2.79 centimetres (0.62 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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