This CD comprises original recordings related to the role of women and votes for women. Music Hall songs of the time give a great insight into the public attitude towards women at the turn of the nineteenth and twentieth century. Whilst the role of the downtrodden husband had always been a feature of these songs, the coming of the suffragette movement produced some strong reactions. From the speech by Christabel Pankhurst, through to the role of women during the Great War and the 1929 election, this CD traces the development of universal suffrage.
Christabel Pankhurst: Suffrage for Women Arthur Lloyd: Imitation of a Woman's Rights Meeting Florrie Forde & Walter Miller: If the World were ruled by Girls Johnny Wakefield: Women get the Best of It Jock Mills: The Suffragee Will Evans: The Suffragette Wilkie Bard: Put me on an Island (Where the Girls are few) Ben Albert: What the Suffragettes will bring us to Billy Williams: Girls of Today Happy Fanny Fields: The Suffragette Mark Sheridan: In the Days that are coming bye and bye Billy Williams: The Land where the Women wear the Trousers Barclay Gammon: Intro to 'The Suffragettes Anthem' Barclay Gammon: The Suffragettes' Anthem Tom Woottwell: What Do I want with a Man? Arthur Aiston: The Suffragette (Part 1) Arthur Aiston: The Suffragette (Part 2) Harry Nelson: The Suffragette H Cove & J Charman: That Ragtime Suffragette Ernest Shand: The Husband's Strike Mark Sheridan: The World turned Upside down Tom Woottwell: The Hunger Strike Tom Clare: Women's Work Nelson Jackson: In 1950 R G Knowles: Modern Woman Margaret Bondfield: The Women's Opportunity Albert Whelan: Softed makes a Speech (edited)>