For Women, for Wales, and for Liberalism
Women in Liberal Politics in Wales 1880-1914
Distributed for University of Wales Press
This much-needed history remembers those women in Wales who—at the end of the nineteenth century and before World War I—fought for and won their right to vote and to hold public office. Ursula Masson documents the countless efforts that these determined women made toward achieving equality, comparing and contrasting their agenda with that of their English counterparts and defining those aspects that were distinctly Welsh.
“This is a wonderful work of reconstruction from difficult sources. Ursula Masson makes a vital contribution to several aspects of modern Welsh history and provides a key part of the story of the women’s suffrage movement in Wales, a dimension that enhances recent research on campaigning pressure groups in Wales. It combines general analysis for the whole of Wales with intense, fascinating studies of the contrasting communities of Cardiff and Aberdare. The work behind these is as thorough, and as revealing, as an archaeological dig.”