Feeling fired up after the #Vote100 launch?
This free course explores the campaign for women’s right to vote from 1866 to today 💜💚
Ticket to WSPU procession 1908. LSE Library.
If yesterday's celebrations of the centenary of the Representation of the People Act got you all fired up to learn more about women's suffrage - then this course is for you.
Today marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the change in the law that gave (some) women the right to vote in Westminster elections for the first time. Explore the campaign for women’s right to vote with this free online course https://t.co/wWztk9Task— FutureLearn (@FutureLearn) February 6, 2018
Travel back to the nineteenth century to explore the legal, social and economic frameworks that limited women’s rights prior to the vote and discover the pioneering women campaigning for change - and as 2018 marks #100years, what better time to get stuck in.
What topics does the course cover?
💜 The myth and reality of women’s experience of the 19th century through literature, art, work and the law
💚 Four pioneering women whose campaigns for issues other than the vote laid the foundation for the women’s suffrage campaign
💜 Movements and milestones in campaigning for votes for women
💚 The impact of the First World War and the passage of the 1918 Representation of the People Act
💜 The campaign for equality after 1918 and the impact of the first women MPs
💚 The relationship between protest and political change and how Suffragette militancy would be regarded today
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