San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Vanishing for the Vote tells the story of what happened on census night, 2 April 1911. Despite decades of campaigning, no woman had won the right to vote. So suffragettes urged women to boycott the census, proclaiming ‘No Vote, No Census!’.
This talk will be based on family census schedules, illustrating the wide diversity of suffrage campaigner, both those who complied with the census and those who daringly boycotted.
Jill Liddington is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her first book, One Hand Tied Behind Us (Virago, 1978), soon became a suffrage classic. Her most recent history, Vanishing for the Vote (MUP, 2014), is based on the TNA’s census schedules released in 2009.
This event is part of The National Archives Diversity Week during 27 - 30 January 2015, designed to highlight the ongoing work across the organisation surrounding the representation of diverse histories.
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The National Archives
The National Archives is the official archive and publisher for the UK government, and for England and Wales. We are the guardians of some of our most iconic national documents, dating back over 1,000 years.