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A mistake to raise any controversial question at the present time: the careful relationship of Glasgow’s suffragists with the press 1902-1918.

Pedersen, Sarah

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Contributors

Alexandra Hughes-Johnson
Editor

Lyndsey Jenkins
Editor

Abstract

This chapter investigates how a constitutional suffrage organization navigated two distinct and problematic relationships – with the suffrage press and with local newspapers. It demonstrates that not all suffrage campaigners strode confidently into the public sphere of press debate, and that there were clear risks as well as benefits in doing so. Such an investigation moves the discussion beyond the publicity-seeking agenda of the militant campaign and focuses instead on the constitutional suffragists. It also offers new insight into the somewhat difficult relations between the Scottish constitutional suffragists and London headquarters of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS).

Citation

PEDERSEN, S. [2021]. A mistake to raise any controversial question at the present time: the careful relationship of Glasgow’s suffragists with the press 1902-1918. In Hughes-Johnson, A. and Jenkins, L. (eds.) The politics of women's suffrage: local, national and international dimensions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press [online], In Press. Available from: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/P/bo127024256.html

Online Publication Date Mar 23, 2021
Deposit Date Mar 25, 2021
Publicly Available Date Mar 24, 2022
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Book Title The politics of women's suffrage: local, national and international dimensions
Chapter Number Part II, Chapter 7
ISBN 9781912702954; 9781912702961
Keywords Suffrage; Press; Local newspapers; Women's suffrbage campaign; Militant organizations; Publicity; Public opinion
Public URL https://rgu-repository.worktribe.com/output/1280158