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The Aftermath of Suffrage

Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918–1945

  • Julie V. Gottlieb
  • Richard Toye

Table of contents

About this book


This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some British women the vote. Experts examine the paths taken by both former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this era.


Adolph Gottlieb archaeology Britain commemoration culture democracy empire feminism gender Great Britain Munich policy politics press women

Editors and affiliations

  • Julie V. Gottlieb
    • 1
  • Richard Toye
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University of ExeterUK

About the editors

Laura Beers, American University in Washington, DC, USA Adrian Bingham, University of Sheffield, UK Krista Cowman, University of Lincoln, UK Julie V. Gottlieb, University of Sheffield, UK June Hannam, University of the West of England, UK Karen Hunt, Keele University, UK Helen McCarthy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK June Purvis, University of Portsmouth, UK Mari Takayanagi, Parliamentary Archives, London, UK David Thackeray, University of Exeter, UK Pat Thane, Kings College, London, UK Philippe Vervaecke, Lille 3 University, France

Bibliographic information


'For the contributors to this collection, the "road to equality" has been marked by victories, yes, but also by struggles, frustrations, misrepresentations and compromises. It may not be the narrative that Viscountess Rhondda had hoped for, but it is certainly a sobering account of rights in action.'

- Arianne Chernock, Boston University, USA