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The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women's Suffrage, 1866-1914

Martin Pugh


This book is the first comprehensive study of the campaign for women's suffrage to appear for over thirty years. It challenges the widely-held assumption that the Victorian suffragists underwent a decline during the 1890s, and sets out to prove that, on the contrary, they had effectively won the argument about votes for women by 1900. To support this view the author demonstrates how ineffective Anti-Suffragism was during this period; cites the impetus given to the campaign by the enfranchisement of women in New Zealand and Australia in 1893 and 1902; and crucially examines the shift towards su ... More

Keywords: suffrage, Victorian era, voting, enfranchisement, Australia, New Zealand, Conservative Party, Labour Party, British Establishment, Edwardian era

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199250226
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250226.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Pugh, author
Research Professor in History at Liverpool John Moores University