This podcast is part of a series on Global Feminisms. Articles in this series explore how feminists have acted beyond the nation. How have global events, ideas and tactics impacted feminism, and vice versa? How have feminists worked across difference – for example, of race, nation, politics – more and less successfully? Read an introduction to the series here.
The struggle for women’s right to vote is often thought to have been waged on a national level. But how was this movement transnational? In what ways was international travel important to women’s agitation for the vote? How did women move between nations and inspire and challenge each other? If they stayed local, what helped them to feel part of an international community? Historians James Keating and Sumita Mukherjee discuss those questions in conversation with Rosa Campbell.