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The Suffragette : The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement - Sylvia Pankhurst

The Suffragette

The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement

Paperback Published: 16th September 2015
ISBN: 9780486804842
Number Of Pages: 608

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By 1903, more than fifty years of peaceful campaigning had brought British women no closer to attaining the right to vote. In that year activist Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union, a militant organisation dedicated to achieving women's suffrage. The union's motto, "Deeds not words," reflected its radical approach, consisting of stone-throwing, window-breaking, arson, and physical confrontation with authorities.

The Suffragette, written by Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, Sylvia, offers an insider's perspective on the union's growth and development as well as the motives and ideals that inspired its leaders and followers. She chronicles the protesters' tactics as well as the consequences of their actions: arrests, imprisonment, hunger strikes, and the mental and physical ordeals of forced feeding. Vintage photographs illustrate the demonstrations, courtroom trials, and other dramatic incidents from the history of the women's militant suffrage movement.

About the Author

Sylvia Pankhurst was a feminist, Communist, and anti-Fascist activist in Great Britain during the period before World War I. She and her mother, Emmeline Pankhurst, and her sister, Christabel Pankhurst, were active in the suffragette movement from 1906 to 1914.

ISBN: 9780486804842
ISBN-10: 0486804844
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 16th September 2015
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 12.7  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 589.0

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