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TITLE
A song celebrating the extension of the franchise to working-class men
EXTERNAL ID
Z_QZP40_2915_P016
PERIOD
1870s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
8936
KEYWORDS
suffrage
trade unions
A song celebrating the extension of the franchise to working-class men

A song rejoicing in the extension of the franchise to working-class men and trades unionists.

One of the effects of the Reform Act of 1867 was to increase the size of the electorate by giving the vote to most working-class men (renting or owning property valued over £10) and some males with long leases in the countryside. Most labourers were not given the vote, nor were many miners or any women

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A song celebrating the extension of the franchise to working-class men

1870s

suffrage; trade unions

Highland Libraries

Papers relating to the political career of Charles Fraser Mackintosh

A song rejoicing in the extension of the franchise to working-class men and trades unionists.<br /> <br /> One of the effects of the Reform Act of 1867 was to increase the size of the electorate by giving the vote to most working-class men (renting or owning property valued over £10) and some males with long leases in the countryside. Most labourers were not given the vote, nor were many miners or any women