2018 - Women's Suffrage Reading Project

The Suffragettes – Complete History Of the Movement (6 Volumes in One Edition): The Battle for the Equal Rights: 1848-1922 (Including Letters, Newspaper ... Speeches, Court Transcripts & Decisions) - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Gage, Harriot Stanton Blatch, Ida H. Harper Women's Suffrage: A Short History of a Great Movement - Millicent Garrett Fawcett Louise Otto: Frauenbewegung in Deutschland: Die Führerinnen der Frauenbewegung in Deutschland + Die erste deutsche Frauen-Conferenz in Leipzig: Erinnerungen ... auf Gegenwart und Zukunft (German Edition) - Louise Otto The Scottish Suffragettes and the Press (Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media) - Sarah Pedersen



Update - 30. Dec. 2017:


Markk is planning to join but with some deviations/additions to the list of books - deviations/addition that look great:


-  Eleanor Flexner: Century of Struggle - The Women's Rights Movement in the United States

- Ellen Carol DuBois: Feminism and Suffrage

-  Jad Adams: Women and the Vote: A World History.


I've created a Reading List for details of all the books I am considering* for this project, and I will update this post throughout the year with links to articles and books read for the project.


* Obviously, there are LOTS of books on the subject but my selection is limited to the books I am looking to read or consider for the project. 




Project Overview:


2018 will mark the centenary of women gaining the right to vote in Germany and Britain. I have long been fascinated by the history of women's suffrage and thought it would be a great way to celebrate the anniversary by looking at the lead up, the campaigns, the people involved in the movement.


Of course, this is a topic that could easily consume a whole year of reading by itself - and quite rightly so - but chances are that I will want to read other books, too. So, I will try and direct my reading towards 4 main texts - each profiling the struggle for women's right to vote in Germany, Britain, the US, and one specifically on Scotland - because the movement here (Scotland) actually differed slightly to the more famous one in England (and because it was written by my old university prof.)


As one book always (always!!) leads to another, I expect that there will be a few other books (that I already own, thus chipping away at Mt. TBR) and links that will make an appearance during this reading project (which I will list below as I go along).




Illustration for Puck magazine by Harry Grant Dart (1908) - found here, which is also an excellent article (in The Appendix) about the illustration itself.