Ana Stevenson
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of the Free State

Ana Stevenson is a postdoctoral research fellow in the International Studies Group at the University of the Free State, South Africa and co-convener of The Suffrage Postcard Project. Her book, 'The Woman as Slave in 19th-Century American Social Movements', is under contract with Palgrave Macmillan’s ‘Palgrave Series in the History of Social Movements’. She lives in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Written by Ana Stevenson

A suffragette, probably Helen Fox, symbolically chained to railings, London. Photo courtesy of The Women’s Library Collection/LSE

Suffragettes and slaves

The women’s suffrage movement was saturated with metaphors of ‘shackles’, ‘bonds’ and ‘slavery’. Was it justifiable?

Ana Stevenson