Vanishing for the vote: Suffrage, citizenship and the battle by Jill Liddington

By Jill Liddington

Vanishing for the vote recounts what occurred on one evening, Sunday 2 April, 1911, while the Liberal executive demanded each loved ones agree to its census requisites. Suffragette firms recommended ladies, all nonetheless voteless, to boycott this census.

Many did. a few wrote 'Votes for ladies' boldly throughout their schedules. Others concealed in darkened homes or, with regards to Emily Wilding Davison, in a cabinet in the homes of Parliament.

Yet many didn't. Even a few suffragettes who may be anticipated to boycott made up our minds to conform - and accomplished a superbly exact agenda. Why?

Vanishing for the vote explores the 'battle for the census' arguments that raged throughout Edwardian England in spring 1911. It investigates why a few dedicated campaigners made up our minds opposed to civil disobedience strategies, in its place opting to supply the govt. with exact facts for its overall healthiness and welfare reforms.

This e-book plunges the reader into the turbulent global of Edwardian politics, so vividly recorded on census evening 1911. in response to a wealth of brand-new documentary proof, it bargains compelling interpreting for background students and basic readers alike.

Sumptuously produced, with 50 illustrations and a useful Gazetteer of suffrage campaigners.

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