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A RECORD OF THE
WILLIAMS & NORGATE
AND 7 BROAD ST., OXFORD
THE effort to bring political liberty to the daily lives of women is not an isolated movement, nor a mere sudden outgrowth; it forms part of the continuity of history and must be treated as such; it is part of the continuous action and reaction between law and custom out of which human institutions are moulded and by which public conscience is modified.
This book aims, therefore, at presenting facts, not arguments, history, not theory, as a help towards basing the action of the present on experience rather than sentiment.
In compiling these pages the writer has had full access to all the materials which could be furnished by the Women's Suffrage offices, in addition to her own collection of literature on the subject, and personal intercourse with many of the early workers in the movement.
Part I. gives a retrospective glance at the earlier features of the social development which has brought about the Women's Suffrage movement.