Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2011

264 Pages | 5 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719070037

Bookseller Code (06)


Women of the right spirit

Paid organisers of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) 1904-18

Krista Cowman

Published by Manchester University Press

Gender in History MUP

  • The first study of the work of organizers, a key tranche of activists, in spreading the militant suffrage campaign from capital to provinces - and back
  • The first study to consider how the WSPU arranged its day-to-day campaigning
  • Pulls together findings of several local studies to move away from London-focussed WSPU studies
  • Recovers numerous lost or forgotten activists and thus challenges existing ideas about the class composition of the suffrage movement

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