The Vote, the Pill and the Demon Drink

The Vote, the Pill and the Demon Drink

A History of Feminist Writing in New Zealand, 1869–1993

The Vote, the Pill and the Demon Drink is currently out of print.

This collection of feminist writing, edited by leading historian Charlotte Macdonald, traces the history of the fight for women's rights in New Zealand.

Starting with nineteenth-century suffrage campaigns, the authors by turns are lobbying for the welfare of destitute women, exposing domestic violence, and heralding the rise of the 1960s feminist movement. This collection of newspaper columns, pamphlets and academic articles, telling a powerful but often overlooked narrative of New Zealand’s history, is an invaluable resource for those exploring the country’s past.

Table of contents


1. Early Awakenings, 1850s–1870s
2. Temperance and other Feminisms, 1885–1905
3. Patriotism and dissent, 1905–1919
4. What do women want? 1920s and 1930s
5. Mid-century rumblings, 1940s and 1950s
6. The changing role of women, 1960s
7. Women's Liberation, 1970s
8. A place to stand, 1980s and 1990s

Print publication:
Ebook publication: Dec 2018
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780908912407
ISTC: A02201200002142C
DOI: 10.7810/9780908912407

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