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Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Selected Writings

Terras, Melissa and Crawford, Elizabeth (Eds). (2022) Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Selected Writings. [Book]. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

‘Courage calls to courage everywhere’ is the best-known phrase associated with Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), the leading UK suffragist and campaigner of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But what is the source of her quote, and what is its context? This book reproduces Fawcett’s essential speeches, pamphlets and newspaper columns to tell the story of her dynamic contribution to public life. Thirty-five texts and 22 images are contextualised and linked to contemporary news coverage as well as to historical and literary references. These speeches, articles, artworks and photographs cover both the advances and the defeats in the campaign for women’s votes. They also demonstrate a variety of the topics and causes Fawcett pursued: the provision of education for women; feminist history; a love of literature (and Fawcett’s own attempt at fiction); purity and temperance; the campaign against employment of children; the British Army’s approach to the South African War; the Unionist cause against Home Rule for Ireland; and the role of suffrage organisations during World War I. Here is a rich, intertextual web of literary works, preferred reading material, organisations, contacts, friends, and sometimes enemies, that reveals Fawcett the individual throughout 61 years of campaigning. The first scholarly appraisal of Fawcett in over 30 years, this is essential reading for those wishing to understand the varied political, social and cultural contributions of Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett.

Type: Book
Title: Millicent Garrett Fawcett: Selected Writings
ISBN: 9781787358638
ISBN-13: 978-1-78735-863-8
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787358638
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787358638
Language: English
Additional information: Introductory material and notes © Editors, 2022 Images © Contributors and copyright holders named in captions, 2022 This book is published under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial Non-derivative 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/. This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work for personal and non-commercial use providing author and publisher attribution is clearly stated. If you wish to use the work commercially, use extracts or undertake translation you must seek permission from the author. Attribution should include the following information: Terras, M. and Crawford, E. (eds) 2022. Millicent Garret Fawcett: Selected Writings. London: UCL Press. https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787358638 Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
Keywords: history, women's suffrage, National Union of Women's Suffrage, Societies, digital humanities
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Editing Lives and Letters
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10149793
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