National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies

Active in Britain 1896-1918; major non-militant organization; influential members included Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Lady Frances Balfour, and Eva McLaren; focused on public education and pressuring male parliamentarians for woman suffrage as a non-partisan cause.

 Further reading:

Sandra Stanley Holton, ‘National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (act. 1896–1918)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press. [http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.library.ubc.ca/view/theme/96378, accessed 20 Nov 2011]

Leslie P. Hume, The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, 1897–1914 (N.Y. Garland, 1982)

E. Crawford, Women’s suffrage movement in Britain and Ireland: a regional survey (NY: Routledge, 2005)

S. S. Holton, Feminism and democracy: women’s suffrage and reform politics in Britain, 1900–1918 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003)

Martin Pugh, The March of the Women: A Revisionist Analysis of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage, 1866-1914 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000)