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International encyclopedia of women's suffrage
Hannam, June, 1947-
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Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, [2000]

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xxvii, 380 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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JF851 .H28 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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This first of its kind, award winning reference book chronicles important leaders and events in women's struggle to obtain the vote worldwide.

* Over 200 A-Z entries

* A list of Web resources on women's suffrage

* 61 illustrations

* Chronology and bibliography

Author Notes

June Hannam is principal lecturer in history at the University of the West of England, Bristol
Mitzi Auchterlonie is a graduate student at the University of Exeter
Katherine Holden is a research associate at the University of the West of England, Bristol

Reviews 3

Library Journal Review

In approximately 230 entries, which range from suffragists, nations, and organizations to such headings as "friendship networks" and "drama, novels, poetry, and film," this volume seeks to embrace the entire suffragist movement. The text dates back to Mary Wollstonecraft. The entries themselves vary from one column (few entries are shorter) to several pages, making this a quick resource rather than a means of in-depth study on a particular topic. The authors, all British academics, seek "to shift the focus of attention awayfromthe United States and Britain," but because they rely on only English-language sources, the entries favor English-speaking countries and Western institutions. Thus, Canada receives 14 columns of text, and China seven columns; Protestantism and Catholicism get entries, but Islam does not. The international scope comes from "a sample of countriesfrom all five continents" and a few review essays, such as the entry "Africa South of the Sahara." Oddly, the United States entry lacks a chronology of state ratifications. Still, the information is accurate, and much of the material is not readily available elsewhere. The introduction is thoughtful and well written, and the resource is supplemented by a brief chronology of nation suffrage and a bibliography, including videocassettes and web sites. This reviewer could locate no comparable reference work. Recommended for all libraries.DCynthia Harrison, George Washington Univ., Washington, DC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-In addition to entries on terms and events from the late 19th century to the present day, the authors have included articles on the women's suffrage movement in separate entries on different parts of the world and individual countries (e.g., "Latin America and the Caribbean" and "Egypt"). Organizations and individuals, particularly those who sought to establish international links, are represented. Compelling issues and concepts such as antislavery are also considered. Important texts and manifestos are mentioned. The 132 entries are alphabetically arranged and range from one-half to more than seven pages. Each entry is followed by see-also references and a bibliography. The lengthy and informative introduction includes essential background information on the history of the movement and discusses its relationship to other political, social, and economic changes for women. Numerous black-and-white photos and reproductions of political cartoons, drawings, posters, and lithographs expand on the text. An appendix of Web resources and a chronology of dates when women were granted "full adult suffrage" completes the encyclopedia. A valuable tool that will be especially useful when answering quick reference questions and as a starting point for student research.-Sylvia V. Meisner, Greensboro Montessori School, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Choice Review

This encyclopedia goes beyond the US/Great Britain focus of many women's history sources. Although the history of women's suffrage in these countries is included, the volume's focus on the rest of the world makes it particularly useful. Beyond facts and dates about suffrage, the articles offer insight into women's lives in many countries. Entries, varying in length from half a page to eight pages, cover countries, major individuals, organizations, movements, publications, and issues. Most include a bibliography, and cross-references are frequent. Many of the biographical entries duplicate those in Women in World History (CH, Apr'00), but the topical and country-centered entries justify purchase of this volume. Well written, well indexed, and attractively produced, this volume invites both research and browsing. N. Taylor Earlham College

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Actresses' Franchise Leaguep. 1
Acuna, Angela, and La Liga Feministap. 1
Addams, Janep. 3
Advertisingp. 3
Africa South of the Saharap. 5
All-Asian Women's Conference (1931)p. 10
All-Russian Women's Congress (1908)p. 11
American Woman Suffrage Associationp. 12
Anthony, Susan B.p. 12
Antislavery Movementp. 14
Antisuffrage Campaign, Britishp. 15
Antisuffrage Movementsp. 16
Appeal of One-Half the Human Race ... (1825)p. 18
Argentinap. 19
Artists' Suffrage Leaguep. 21
Auclert, Hubertinep. 22
Augspurg, Anita, and Lida Gustava Heymannp. 22
Australiap. 23
Austriap. 28
Autobiographyp. 29
Becker, Lydia Ernestinep. 31
Belgiump. 32
Bennett, Louiep. 33
Billington-Greig, Teresap. 34
Blatch, Harriot Stantonp. 35
Boliviap. 36
Brazilp. 36
Britainp. 38
Brunschwicg, Cecilep. 44
Bulgariap. 45
Campoamor Rodriguez, Clarap. 47
Canadap. 48
Casgrain, Theresep. 56
Cat and Mouse Actp. 56
Catholicismp. 57
Catt, Carrie Chapmanp. 59
The Causep. 60
Chilep. 61
Chinap. 62
Citizenshipp. 66
Colombiap. 68
The Common Causep. 68
Conciliation Billp. 69
Conservatismp. 70
Conservative and Unionist Women's Franchise Associationp. 73
The Convertp. 74
Costa Ricap. 74
Cousins, Margaret (Gretta)p. 76
Cubap. 77
Czechoslovakiap. 79
Daltro, Leolinda De Figuereidop. 83
Davison, Emily Wildingp. 83
De Silva, Agnesp. 84
Denmarkp. 85
Despard, Charlottep. 86
Drama, Novels, Poetry, and Filmp. 87
Ducoing, Deliap. 90
Dugdale, Henrietta, and Annie Lowep. 90
Egyptp. 93
Fawcett, Millicent Garrettp. 97
Finlandp. 99
First International Women's Congress, Buenos Aires (1910)p. 101
Flapper Votep. 101
Ford, Isabellap. 102
Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendmentsp. 103
Francep. 104
French Revolutionp. 105
Frente Unico Pro-Derechos de la Mujerp. 106
Friendship Networksp. 107
Fusen Kakutoku Domei (League for Woman's Suffrage)p. 109
Galindo, Hermilap. 111
Gawthorpe, Maryp. 111
Germanyp. 113
Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast)p. 115
Gilman, Charlotte Perkinsp. 116
Goldstein, Vidap. 116
Gripenberg, Alexandrap. 117
Hall, Sir Johnp. 119
Haslam, Annap. 119
History of Woman Suffrage (1881-1922)p. 121
How the Vote Was Wonp. 121
Hungaryp. 122
Hunger Strikesp. 124
Icelandp. 127
Ichikawa Fusaep. 127
Imageryp. 128
Imperialismp. 132
Independent Labour Partyp. 136
Indiap. 137
Indonesiap. 139
International Congress of Women, The Hague (1915)p. 140
International Council of Womenp. 141
International Linksp. 143
International Proletarian Women's Dayp. 145
International Woman Suffrage Alliancep. 145
Iranp. 148
Irelandp. 148
Irish Women's Franchise Leaguep. 151
Israelp. 153
Italyp. 153
Jacobs, Alettap. 155
Japanp. 156
Kauffmann, Carolinep. 159
Kenney, Anniep. 159
Kramers, Martinap. 161
Krog, Ginap. 162
Kuwaitp. 162
Langham Place Circlep. 165
Lanteri, Julietap. 165
Latin America and the Caribbeanp. 166
Lawson, Louisap. 168
Lebanonp. 169
Lee, Maryp. 171
Liberalismp. 171
Local Franchisep. 173
Luisi, Paulinap. 176
Lutz, Berthap. 177
Malaysiap. 179
Masaryk, Tomasp. 179
McClung, Nelliep. 180
Men's League for Women's Suffragep. 180
Men's Political Union for Women's Enfranchisementp. 181
Men's Supportp. 182
Mexicop. 186
Middle East and North Africap. 187
Militancyp. 189
Mill, Harriet Taylorp. 191
Mill, John Stuartp. 192
Mitchell, Hannahp. 193
Montefiore, Dorap. 193
Mott, Lucretia Coffinp. 195
Mozzoni, Anna Mariap. 196
Mud March (1907)p. 196
Myanmar (formerly Burma)p. 197
Naidu, Sarojinip. 199
National American Woman Suffrage Associationp. 200
National Council of Women of Canadap. 201
National Union of Women's Suffrage Societiesp. 201
National Woman Suffrage Associationp. 203
National Woman's Partyp. 204
Nationalismp. 205
The Netherlandsp. 207
New Zealandp. 208
Newspapers and Journalsp. 210
Nicaraguap. 213
Nicholls, Elizabethp. 214
Nigeriap. 214
Nineteenth Amendmentp. 216
Norwayp. 217
On the Subjection of Women (1869)p. 219
Pakistan and Bangladeshp. 221
Pan-American Women's Conference (1922)p. 222
Pan-American Women's Movementp. 222
Pankhurst, Christabelp. 224
Pankhurst, Emmelinep. 225
Pankhurst, (Estelle) Sylviap. 227
Paul, Alicep. 228
Peace Movementp. 229
Pelletier, Madeleinep. 232
Perup. 232
Pethick-Lawrence, Emmelinep. 233
Pethick-Lawrence, Frederickp. 235
Petitioningp. 235
Philippinesp. 236
Pilgrimage, Suffrage (1913)p. 237
Plaminkova, Frantiska F.p. 238
Plural Votep. 238
Popp, Adelheidp. 239
Portugalp. 240
Propagandap. 241
Protestantismp. 242
Puerto Ricop. 246
Race and Ethnicityp. 249
Ransome-Kuti, Funmilayop. 251
Rathbone, Eleanorp. 253
Representation of the People Act (1918)p. 254
Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act (1928)p. 254
The Revolutionp. 255
Robins, Elizabethp. 256
Russiap. 257
Samoa (formerly Western Samoa)p. 261
Schneiderman, Rosep. 261
Schwimmer, Rosikap. 262
Scotlandp. 263
Scott, Rosep. 266
Sexualityp. 266
Shafiq, Durriyah (Shafik, Doria)p. 269
Shah Nawaz, Jahanarap. 270
Sha'rawi, Nur al-Huda (Shaarawi, Huda)p. 270
Sheppard, Katep. 271
Sierra Leonep. 272
Skeffington, Hanna Sheehyp. 273
Socialism in Europep. 275
South Africap. 276
Spainp. 277
Sri Lankap. 280
Stanton, Elizabeth Cadyp. 281
Stone, Lucyp. 283
Stowe, Emily Howardp. 284
Stuttgart Congress of the Second International (1907)p. 285
Suffrage Atelierp. 285
Suffrage Bill (1931)p. 286
Suffragettep. 287
The Suffragette Movement (1931)p. 287
Suffragistp. 288
Swedenp. 289
Switzerlandp. 290
Syriap. 292
Tang Junying and the Chinese Suffragette Societyp. 295
Truth, Sojournerp. 295
Turkeyp. 296
Union francaise pour le suffrage des femmesp. 299
United States of Americap. 300
Universal Suffragep. 306
Uruguayp. 306
Verone, Mariap. 309
Votes for Womenp. 309
Votes for Women!p. 310
Walesp. 313
Ward, Mary Augusta (Mrs. Humphry)p. 314
Wells-Barnett, Ida Bellp. 315
Wollstonecraft, Maryp. 317
Wolstenholme-Elmy, Elizabethp. 318
Woman's Christian Temperance Unionp. 319
The Woman's Journalp. 321
Women Writers' Suffrage Leaguep. 322
Women's Freedom Leaguep. 323
Women's Rights Convention, Seneca Falls (1848)p. 324
Women's Social and Political Unionp. 325
Women's Trade Union Leaguep. 329
World War Ip. 330
Zetkin, Clarap. 333
Appendix Web Resources in English on Women's Suffragep. 335
Chronologyp. 339
Bibliographyp. 341
Indexp. 355
About the Authorsp. 381