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The Ascent Of Woman

A History of the Suffragette Movement

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The Ascent Of Woman by Melanie Phillips
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The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a peripheral if picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women's suffrage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women's role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men. Melanie Phillips' brilliant book tells the story of the fight for women's suffrage in a way which sets the high drama of those events in the context of the moral and intellectual ferment that characterised it.

Author Biography

Melanie Phillips is a DAILY MAIL and former SUNDAY TIMES columnist and broadcaster who is a regular panellist on Radio 4's THE MORAL MAZE.
Release date NZ
November 4th, 2004
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Section: 16, b/w
Imprint
Abacus
Pages
384
Dimensions
201x133x27
ISBN-13
9780349116600
Product ID
1666241

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