Conservative Women

A History of Women and the Conservative Party, 1874–1997

  • G. E. Maguire

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 1-2
  3. Before the Vote

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 5-26
    3. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 27-48
  4. The Beginning of Overt Political Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 73-95
    3. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 96-115
  5. Women and the Postwar Conservative Party

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 164-183
    3. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 184-201
    4. G. E. Maguire
      Pages 202-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 207-242

About this book


The primary objective of Maguire's study is to consider the evolution of women's role in the Conservative Party since the time of Disraeli and try to assess whether it has always been one of progress. To do this she examines not only the attitude of women to the party and the official attitude of the party towards women but also the degree of acceptance that Conservative men have shown towards women members. It considers women at all levels, from that of the voter to the grassroots organization to national politics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • G. E. Maguire
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Paris XII-Val de MarneParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-40079-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-37612-0
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