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Women and the vote : a world history

Author: Jad Adams
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jad Adams
ISBN: 9780198706847 0198706847 9780198706854 0198706855
OCLC Number: 875254411
Description: x, 516 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Democracy before democracy --
The rights of man --
Early British radicals --
The rise of the middle-class campaigner --
New-found rights in new-found lands --
"In with our women" in the Western US --
Out of the doll's house in Scandinavia --
Lobbyists to militants in Britain --
Victory and disenfranchisement in the US --
Who won votes from the war? --
The Pope and the vote : Catholic Europe --
Latin American mothers of the nation --
The enfranchisement of the East --
Africa and the Cold War --
The veiled vote.
Responsibility: Jad Adams.

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The first genuinely global history of how women won the vote - written by a man. A book with controversial conclusions.  Read more...
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The greatest merit of Jad Adams's 'Women and the vote: a World History' is its global perspective on the struggle for women's suffrage and the institutional response. Il Sole 24 Hore, Andrea Read more...

 
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