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The campaign for women's suffrage

1. How important was John Stuart Mill to the women's movement?

2. Evaluate the feminist philosophy of the campaigners for female suffrage.

3. How fundamental were the differences between the constitutionalists and the militants?

4. Assess the impact of the suffrage movement on British politics and society.

Core Reading

Holton, Sandra Stanley. Feminism and Democracy

Levine, Philippa. Victorian Feminism, ch.3

Rendall, Jane. 'John Stuart Mill, Liberal Politics, and the Movements for Women's Suffrage, 1865-1873' in Vickery, Amanda (ed), Women, Privilege and Power: British Politics, 1750 to the Present

John Stuart Mill

Annas, Julia. 'Mill and the Subjection of Women', Philosophy (1977)

Bryson, V. Feminist Political Theory

Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists, ch. 2

Caine, Barbara. 'J. S. Mill and the English Women's Movement', Historical Studies, 18 (1978)

Coole, Diana. Women in Political Theory, ch. 6

Holcombe, Lee. Wives and Property: Reform of the Married Women's Property Law in Nineteenth-Century England, chs. 6, 7

Rendall, Jane. The Origins of Modern Feminism

Rossi, A. S. Essays on Sex Equality

Tulloch, Gail. Mill and Sexual Equality

Women's Suffrage

Harrison, Brian. Separate Spheres: The Opposition to Women's Suffrage in Britain, ch. 10

John, Angela (ed), The Men's Share

Liddington, Jill.and Norris, Jill. One Hand Tied Behind Us

Pugh, Martin. Women and the Women's Movement in Britain, pp. 34-42

Rendall, Jane. 'Citizenship, Culture and Civilisation: The Languages of British Suffragists' in Nolan and Daley (eds), Suffrage and Beyond

Rover, C. Women's Suffrage and Party Politics in Britain

Heilman A. 'Words as Deeds: Debates and Narratives in Women's Suffrage', Journal of Women's History (2000)

Hirshfield, C. 'Fractured Faith: Liberal Party Women and the Suffrage Issue in Britain, 1892-1914', Gender and History, 2, 2 (1990)

Holton, Sandra Stanley. 'In Sorrowful Wrath' in Smith, H. L. (ed), British Feminism in the Twentieth Century

John, Angela V. 'The Privilege of Power: Suffrage Women and the Issue of Men's Support' in Vickery (ed), Women, Privilege and Power

Franklin, C. 'Marketing Edwardian Feminism', Women's History Review, 11, 4 (2002)

Law, C. 'Votes for Women', Modern History Review, 13, 3 (2002)

Lawrence, Jon. ' Contesting the Male Polity: The Suffragettes and the Politics of Disruption in Edwardian Britain' in Vickery (ed), Women, Privilege and Power

Strachey, Ray. The Cause, chs. 14-19

Purvis, June and Holton, Sandra Stanley (eds), Votes for Women

Joannou, Maroula and Purvis, June (eds), The Women's Suffrage Movement: New Feminist Perspectives

Purvis, June (ed), Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945, chs. 9, 11

Vicinus, Martha. Independent Women