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Causes in Common

Welsh Women and the Struggle for Social Democracy

A history of the women’s movement in Wales from the nineteenth century to the present.
This book examines the history of the women’s movement in Wales from the earliest days to the present. Offering a vivid history of the campaign for equality and social justice and the activists who drove it forward, Daryl Leeworthy pays close attention to the political nuances of the movement and the distinctions of class, gender, sexuality, and race that permeate it. From the campaign for the People’s Charter in the early nineteenth century through the turbulent experiences of the suffrage campaign and the struggle for equal rights today, Causes in Common reveals this crucial history for a new generation.

192 pages | 5 x 7 3/4

History: General History

Women's Studies

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"Leeworthy breaks new ground in examining and retelling the story of women’s contribution to Welsh labour history. A highly enjoyable book and rich in detail, it succeeds in bringing to life those often overlooked women of the past who have helped to shape contemporary Wales."

Dr. Chris Chapman, former Member of the National Assembly for Wales for Cynon Valley

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

1.Women and Politics Before the Vote
2.A Women’s Labour Party
3.Between the Acts
4.Against Austerity and War
5.Raising Consciousness
6.Women’s Liberation, Now!

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