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Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Selected Writings

The first scholarly appraisal of suffragette Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett in more than 30 years.

“Courage calls to courage everywhere” is the best-known phrase associated with Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847–1929), the leading UK suffragist and women’s rights campaigner of the late nineteenth and early twentieth 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 twenty-two images are contextualized 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 the 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 organizations during World War I. This volume offers a rich, intertextual web of literary works, preferred reading material, organizations, contacts, friends, and sometimes enemies, that reveals Fawcett the individual throughout sixty-one years of campaigning.

521 pages | 22 halftones | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

History: European History

Women's Studies


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Table of Contents

List of figures Foreword Fiona Mactaggart (Chair, Fawcett Society)

Introduction

1.  
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Garrett Fawcett with Henry Fawcett, 1868

2.  
The
Education of Women of Middle and Upper Classes, 1868

3.  
Electoral
Disabilities of Women, 1871

4.  
Picturing
Fawcett: A meeting at the Hanover Square Rooms, 1872

5.  
Picturing
Fawcett: Professor and Mrs Fawcett by Ford Madox Brown, 1872

6.  
Mrs
Fawcett on Women’s Suffrage, 1872

7.  
Mr
Fitzjames Stephen on the Position of Women, 1873

8.  
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Fawcett’s Lecture at the Unitarian Church, Glasgow, 1875

9.  
Reporting
Fawcett: The Women of Modern Fiction Lectures, 1874

10.
Janet
Doncaster, An Excerpt, 1875

11.
Women
and Representative Government, 1883

12.
The
Protection of Girls: Speech or Silence, 1885

13.
Employment
for Girls. The Civil Service (the Post Office), 1887

14.
The
Employment of Children in Theatres, 1889

15.
Picturing
Fawcett: Mrs Fawcett, 1890

16.
 Introduction to Wollstonecraft’s A
Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 1891

17.
Home
and Politics, 1892

18.
The
Story of the Opening of University Education to Women, 1894

19.
Reporting
Fawcett: Women’s Suffrage, 1897

20.
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Fawcett by Theodore Blake Wirgman, 1898

21.
Women’s
Suffrage, Manchester, 1899

22.
The
White Slave Trade: Its Causes, and the Best Means of Preventing It, 1899

23.
The
Concentration Camps in South Africa, 1901

24.
Why
We Women Want Votes, 1906

25.
The
Prisoners of Hope in Holloway Gaol, 1906

26.
Picturing
Fawcett: NUWSS Procession, 1908

27.
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Fawcett, 1908

28.
National
Union Manifesto, 1908

29.
Picturing
Fawcett 9: A Woman Speaking at the Oxford Union for the First Time, 1908

30.
Men
are Men and Women are Women, 1909

31.
Picturing
Fawcett: International Woman Suffrage Alliance Congress, 1909

32.
Picturing
Fawcett: Mrs Henry Fawcett, LL.D. President of the National Union, 1909

33.
Reporting
Fawcett: Wanted: A Statesman, 1909

34.
Picturing
Fawcett: Dame Millicent Fawcett, C.B.E., LL.D. by Annie Louisa Swynnerton, c.
1910

35.
Broken
Windows - and After, 1912

36.
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1912

37.
Who’s
For Us? For Him Are We, 1912

38.
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Fawcett’s Hyde Park Address, 1913

39.
To
the Members of the National Union, 1914

40.
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Garrett Fawcett 1914

41.
Life’s
Cost, 1915

42.
Lift
Up Your Hearts, 1916

43.
An
Immense and Significant Advance, 1917

44.
Sing,
Rejoice and Give Thanks, 1918

45.
Still
In Thy Right Hand Carry Gentle Peace, 1918

46.
Courage
Calls to Courage Everywhere, 1920

47.
Picturing
Fawcett: Dame Millicent Fawcett, 1925

48.
Picturing
Fawcett: Dame Millicent Fawcett at NUSEC Garden Party, 1925

49.
What
the Vote has Done, 1926 and 1927

50.
How
University College, London Led the Way in the Education of Women, 1927.

51.
The
End Crowns All, And That Old Common Arbitrator Time, Will One day End It, 1928

52.
Picturing
Fawcett: Royal Assent to the Equal Franchise Act, 1928

53.
Picturing
Fawcett: Dame Millicent Fawcett at the Victory Breakfast, 1928

54.
Picturing
Fawcett: Millicent Garrett Fawcett, by Lionel Ellis, 1928

55.
Can
Women Influence International Policy? 1929

References

Appendix A: Additions to Fawcett’s Bibliography

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