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Connecting Links: The British and American Woman Suffrage Movements, 1900-1914 (Hardback)
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Connecting Links: The British and American Woman Suffrage Movements, 1900-1914 (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 30/04/2000
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Between 1900 and 1914, the British and American suffrage movements were characterized by interaction among suffragists, their organizations, and their publications on a much broader scale than has been generally recognized or acknowledged. This study isolates and examines the various connecting links ranging from personal relationships to the emphasis on a common cause. Women participated in one another's organizations and activities, including speaking tours and visits, and each group used the experience of the other to stimulate its own progress. In addition to the prominent figures of the day, Harrison includes information about lesser-known suffragists whose names and actions have been largely lost to history.

The interaction between the British and American movements began in the 1870s when a network of suffrage friendships and relationships started to take shape, and cooperation escalated in the last two decades of the century. Connections expanded and peaked between 1900 and 1914, but, with the outbreak of war in August 1914, the extensive interaction came to an abrupt end. Harrison provides a history and comparison of the two movements to give the reader context and a background against which to study the international suffrage campaign. She assesses correspondence, diaries, journals, memoirs, pamphlets, articles, and coverage within the suffrage press itself.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313310843
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
.,."a major contribution to women's history and the histories of both countries, where the connecting links of a shared past could not be severed by the Declaration of Independence."-The Journal of American History
.,."traces the contacts between suffragists on either side of the Atlantic in a coherent and satisfying narrative."-The English Historical Review
?...a major contribution to women's history and the histories of both countries, where the connecting links of a shared past could not be severed by the Declaration of Independence.?-The Journal of American History
?...traces the contacts between suffragists on either side of the Atlantic in a coherent and satisfying narrative.?-The English Historical Review
?Harrison's meticulously researched and documented study adds to a growing body of literature on international feminist movements.?-Journal of Women's History
..."traces the contacts between suffragists on either side of the Atlantic in a coherent and satisfying narrative."-The English Historical Review
"Harrison's meticulously researched and documented study adds to a growing body of literature on international feminist movements."-Journal of Women's History
..."a major contribution to women's history and the histories of both countries, where the connecting links of a shared past could not be severed by the Declaration of Independence."-The Journal of American History

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