Reading and Writing Skills for Students of Literature in English: Modernism and Modernity. Enric Monforte Jacqueline Hurtley Bill Phillips. Cicely Hamilton . How the Vote Was Won (1909). Cicely Hamilton (1872-1952). http://www.firstworldwar.com. The campaign for women’s suffrage.
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Reading and Writing Skills for Students of Literature in English: Modernism and Modernity
How the Vote Was Won(1909)
The campaign for women’s suffrage
1860 Suffrage societies formed
1870 Married Women’s Property Act
Newnham began in a house for five students in
Regent Street, Cambridge. Lectures for Ladies
had been started and such was the demand from
those who could not travel in and out on a daily
basis, that the philosopher Henry Sidgwick, one
of the organisers of the lectures, risked renting a
house in which young women attending the
lectures could reside. He persuaded Anne
Jemima Clough, who had previously run a school
in the Lake District, to take charge of this house.
1884 Third Reform Act
The ‘womanly woman’ vs.
the ‘New woman’
Dame Millicent Fawcett (née Garrett)
(1847-1929), suffragist and educational
reformer who led the women’s suffrage
movement for over five decades. A
founder of Newnham College, Cambridge
The International Women’s Suffrage Alliance
was founded at the initiative of Carrie Chapman
Catt (1859-1947), president of the National
American Woman Suffrage Association. By the
end of 1920 it had affiliated societies in 30
countries throughout the world, with its
headquarters in London.
The aim of the Alliance was to aid the
enfranchisement of the women of all nations
through the international co-operation of the
Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst
Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst by
the Houses of Parliament, London
(Right) A march of The Actresses' Franchise League (created in 1908)at Hyde Park Corner, London (ca.1913)
In 1908 two members of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), Cicely Hamilton and Bessie Hatton, formed the Women Writers’ Suffrage League (WWSL). The WWSL stated that its object was "to obtain the vote for women on the same terms as it is or may be granted to men. Its methods are those proper to writers - the use of the pen”.
1918 Women Suffrage Act
1928 All women over 21 given vote
Florence Bell and Elizabeth Robins, Alan’s
Elizabeth Robins (left), Votes for Women (1907)
Inez Bensusan, The Apple (1909)
Beatrice Harraden, Lady Geraldine’s Speech (1909)
Bessie Hatton, Before Sunrise (1909)
Gertrude Jennings, A Woman’s Influence (1909)
Elizabeth Baker, Chains (1909), Miss Tassey (1910),
Edith (1912), Partnership (1917).
Maud Arncliffe-Sennet, An Englishwoman’s
H.M.Paull, The Anti-Suffragist (1910)
Vera Wentworth, An Allegory (1911)
Evelyn Glover, A Chat with Mrs Chiky (1912)
Miss Appleyard’s Awakening (1912)
Githa Sowerby, Rutherford and Son (1912)
Francis Sheehy Skeffington (right), The
Prodigal Daughter (1914)