Gendering the Historiography of the Suffragette Movement in Edwardian Britain: some reflections

  title={Gendering the Historiography of the Suffragette Movement in Edwardian Britain: some reflections},
  author={June Purvis},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={576 - 590}
  • J. Purvis
  • Published 1 August 2013
  • History
  • Women's History Review
The historiography of the British women's suffrage campaign is contested ground. This article, written by a feminist historian, contributes to the debate by offering some reflections on the writing of the history of the suffragette movement in Edwardian Britain during the twenty years or so that it has been the focus of her research. In particular, it critiques the gendered ‘masculinist’ approaches to the writing of the suffragette pasts and discusses some of the public and private debates that… 

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