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Suffragistes et suffragettes : La conquête du droit de vote des femmes au Royaume-Uni et aux États-Unis

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ISBN: 9782847889291 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.8022 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Political Science
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Cet ouvrage retrace le combat pour l’accès des femmes au droit de vote en Grande-Bretagne et aux États-Unis aux XIXe et XXe siècles. Il offre un panorama chrono-thématique de l’histoire d’un mouvement complexe où « la plume et la voix » furent des instruments privilégiés de la lutte. Les textes choisis exposent la pugnacité des suffragistes et suffragettes, la force de leurs convictions et leur créativité : discours, témoignages, articles, pétitions, pamphlets et chansons offrent une incursion dans la pensée suffragiste et en révèlent la diversité. Textes et illustrations mettent en perspective les stratégies rhétoriques et politiques des femmes. (Re)découvrir les écrits de ces activistes, comprendre le contexte dans lequel ils s’inscrivent et appréhender leurs enjeux idéologiques éclaire l’histoire politique, sociale et culturelle des femmes.

Margery Spring Rice: Pioneer of Women’s Health in the Early Twentieth Century

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ISBN: 9781783748815 9781783748839 Year: Pages: 222 DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0215 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: History
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This book vividly presents the story of Margery Spring Rice, an instrumental figure in the movements of women’s health and family planning in the first half of the twentieth century. Margery Spring Rice, née Garrett, was born into a family of formidable female trailblazers – niece of physician and suffragist Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, and of Millicent Fawcett, a leading suffragist and campaigner for equal rights for women. Margery Spring Rice continued this legacy with her co-founding of the North Kensington birth control clinic in 1924, three years after Marie Stopes founded the first clinic in Britain.Engaging and accessible, this biography weaves together Spring Rice’s personal and professional lives, adopting a chronological approach which highlights how the one impacted the other. Her life unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of the early twentieth century – a period which sees the entry of women into higher education, and the upheaval and societal upshots of two world wars. Within this context, Spring Rice emerges as a dynamic figure who dedicated her life to social causes, and whose actions time and again bear out her habitual belief that, contrary to the Shakespearian dictum, ‘valour is the better part of discretion’.This is the first biography of Margery Spring Rice, drawing extensively on letters, diaries and other archival material, and equipping the text with family trees and photographs. It will be of great interest to a range of social historians, especially those researching the birth control movement; female friendships, female philanthropists, and feminist activism in the twentieth century; and the history of medicine and public health.

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