Title

Learning the Suffrage Story

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2015

Department

Library Services

Abstract

This paper asks what young people learn about suffrage through a small, comparative study of British history textbooks. She highlights how frequently women’s achievements are reduced to a few paragraphs and how, from 1945 to 2000, many of the same words and contexts are used to “explain” the suffragettes. Clink’s paper is a reminder of the institutional sexism that contemporary feminists still seek to change, and is an apt reminder of the lack of women in school curriculum.

Publication Title

Suffragette Legacy: How Does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester