Home and Politics: Women and Conservative Activism in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

  title={Home and Politics: Women and Conservative Activism in Early Twentieth-Century Britain},
  author={David Thackeray},
  journal={The Journal of British Studies},
  pages={826 - 848}
  • David Thackeray
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • History
  • The Journal of British Studies
T article offers a new interpretation of the development of Conservative activism in the early twentieth century, outlining how the culture of the Conservative women’s organization changed between the creation of the Women’s Unionist and Tariff Reform Association (WUTRA) in 1906 and Stanley Baldwin’s accession to the party leadership in 1923. The women’s tariff association claimed to have 300,000 members, at “a most moderate estimate,” during its late-Edwardian heyday. In 1918 it became the… 

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