The Scottish Suffragettes and the Press

The Scottish Suffragettes and the Press - Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media

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Synopsis

This book approaches the Scottish women's suffrage campaign from the point of view of the popular press. It investigates how the press engaged with the women's suffrage movement; how suffragettes were portrayed in newspapers; and how different groups attempted to use the press to get their message into the public sphere. Scottish suffrage campaigners acknowledged the need for press coverage from the start of the campaign in the 1870s, but the arrival of the militant suffragettes completely transformed newspaper coverage. The Scottish newspapers were particularly interested in suffragette activities during local by-elections and their hounding of local anti-suffrage MPs such as Herbert Asquith. The book also investigates the impact of the First World War on the movement.

Book information

ISBN: 9781137538338
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Pub date:
DEWEY: 324.623
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: ix, 210
Weight: 414g
Height: 157mm
Width: 218mm
Spine width: 18mm