The Scottish Suffragettes and the Press

  • Sarah Pedersen

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of the Media book series (PSHM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Sarah Pedersen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sarah Pedersen
    Pages 63-85
  4. Sarah Pedersen
    Pages 87-109
  5. Sarah Pedersen
    Pages 135-156
  6. Sarah Pedersen
    Pages 157-185
  7. Sarah Pedersen
    Pages 187-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-210

About this book


This book approaches the Scottish women’s suffrage campaign from the point of view of the popular press. It investigates how the press engaged with the women’s suffrage movement; how suffragettes were portrayed in newspapers; and how different groups attempted to use the press to get their message into the public sphere. Scottish suffrage campaigners acknowledged the need for press coverage from the start of the campaign in the 1870s, but the arrival of the militant suffragettes completely transformed newspaper coverage. The Scottish newspapers were particularly interested in suffragette activities during local by-elections and their hounding of local anti-suffrage MPs such as Herbert Asquith. The book also investigates the impact of the First World War on the movement.


women's rights journalism franchise popular press suffrage

Authors and affiliations

  • Sarah Pedersen
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Creative and Cultural BusinessRobert Gordon UniversityAberdeenUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53833-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53834-5
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