The Politics of Women’s Suffrage

Date / time: 24 November, 4:00 pm

The Politics of Women's Suffrage


The Women’s History Network invites you to the virtual book launch of The Politics of Women’s Suffrage, edited by Alexandra Hughes-Johnson and Lyndsey Jenkins.

To register for this event please visit After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

About the book:

From 1832 to the present day, from the countryside in Wales to the Comintern in Moscow, from America to Finland and Ireland to Australia, from the girls’ school to the stage, women’s suffrage was the most significant challenge to the constitution since 1832, seeking not only to settle demands for inclusion and justice but to expand and redefine definitions of citizenship. This collection advances ongoing debates within suffrage history whilst also drawing on a range of new sources, different intellectual techniques and methodological approaches, which challenge established interpretations.

With its focus on politics and political activism in its broadest sense, this collection makes a timely and substantial contribution to understanding the meaning of politics and political activism across the UK (and indeed, across the world) in this period, particularly as defined and experienced by women at the grassroots. This collection is a reminder of the ways in which women have often encountered and battled a hostile political climate, but pushed forward with determination, skill, tenacity and optimism: resonating with the renewed interest in women’s history and feminist politics today.

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