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Women's Suffrage in Scotland (Paperback)

Scotland P&S History Social History Women of History

By Carole O'Connor
Imprint: Pen & Sword History
Pages: 152
Illustrations: 50
ISBN: 9781526723284
Published: 26th June 2019



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A lively exploration into the determined Scottish women of the predominantly Victorian and Edwardian periods and their fight and determination to achieve votes for women in a male dominated society.

Learn about women of all classes who fought proudly together; what tragedies they were dealt and the friendships that developed. Discover some of their antics and judge for yourself if they were too militant.

Learn why women fought against the system through the years. They suffered immense hardship, but this was the beginning of courageous and strong Scottish women fighting for what they believed in.

Using accounts from individual families of Scottish suffragettes and suffragists and photographs from their own albums, this book is able to shed light on how women were perceived by their family members, men, and the nation.

Explore individual areas of Scotland’s landscape. Journey through the cities and towns and observe the secrets and shame of how women were often treated at home, in educational establishments, the workplace and by the law.

Women’s Suffrage in Scotland seeks to understand the rights and beliefs of the women of Scotland, and their role in the path to women’s enfranchisement.

Rather than writing a history of women's suffrage from a Scottish perspective, Carole O'Connor has taken a refreshingly different approach. The author devotes a chapter to each of the major cities and regions of Scotland: she begins with a short history and description from a range of perspectives (work, education etc), then follows up with pen pictures of the key figures who played a part in women's suffrage...
You don’t need to have a keen interest in women's suffrage in order to benefit from this book - I suspect that many researchers with Scottish ancestry will find it useful.

Read the full review here

Lost Cousins

'Signing session for Carole's book on women's suffrage'

Stirling Observer, 19th July 2019

About Carole O'Connor

Carole O’Connor is a professional freelance writer with published articles in various magazines and local newspapers.

Time working as a reporter on a local paper confirmed to her that feature writing was her chosen writing pathway, and her career as a qualified nurse equipped her with great communication skills and thirst for knowledge; helpful for writing. She also achieved a distinction in Journalism during a career break as a ‘mature’ student!

A hunger for history from school days, and a passion for research, led her to gravitate towards writing about Scottish suffrage.

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