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Samuels, H B. Woman Suffrage: Its Dangers and Delusions. London: Twentieth Century Press, 1910


This pamphlet was collected by the National Union of Women Teachers and is held in their archive at the UCL Institute of Education. As the NUWT were in favour of extending the franchise, H B Samuels’ piece was probably collected as research into the views of those who were not; the item sits in a folder alongside campaign material both for and against women’s suffrage. The pamphlet attempts to dispel the notion that men and women are ‘equal in value and intelligence’, calling the women’s suffrage movement ‘foolish’ and ‘detrimental to the best interests of the community’. Samuels finally concludes that ‘house-work is a necessity, and … the duty devolves upon the wife or daughter or female’.

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