Mrs. Pankhurst & the Right to Vote

The Leader of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst,Frank Moxon,Cicely Hamilton

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 9781782825067

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 574

A giant of women's rights and her times The ending of the First World War in 1918 was also a momentous one for many British women, who, after shouldering their portion of the conflict and years of campaigning and protest, were finally granted their right to vote in parliamentary elections. As the centenary of this momentous victory for women's suffrage approaches, Leonaur is publishing a series of books which highlight the struggle for women's rights internationally. In Britain, the highest honours must be awarded to the leader of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century, Emmilene Pankhurst. This first book includes Emmilene Pankhurst's story told in her own words, and is supplemented here by the text of one of her most notable speeches. Also included, to give modern readers a clearer perspective of the sacrifices women protestors made to establish their rightful place in society, is a description of the 'force feeding' of women prisoners, incarcerated for breaches of the law following suffrage protests. The text of a pamphlet by one of 'the opposition' is also included, it shows the ludicrous perspectives and claims some of the male population used during this period to foil the aims of women political activists. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

Mrs. Pankhurst & the Right to Vote

The Leader of the Women's Suffrage Movement in Britain

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst,Frank Moxon,Cicely Hamilton

Publisher: Leonaur Limited

ISBN: 9781782825050

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 8805

A giant of women's rights and her times The ending of the First World War in 1918 was also a momentous one for many British women, who, after shouldering their portion of the conflict and years of campaigning and protest, were finally granted their right to vote in parliamentary elections. As the centenary of this momentous victory for women's suffrage approaches, Leonaur is publishing a series of books which highlight the struggle for women's rights internationally. In Britain, the highest honours must be awarded to the leader of the suffrage movement in the early 20th century, Emmilene Pankhurst. This first book includes Emmilene Pankhurst's story told in her own words, and is supplemented here by the text of one of her most notable speeches. Also included, to give modern readers a clearer perspective of the sacrifices women protestors made to establish their rightful place in society, is a description of the 'force feeding' of women prisoners, incarcerated for breaches of the law following suffrage protests. The text of a pamphlet by one of 'the opposition' is also included, it shows the ludicrous perspectives and claims some of the male population used during this period to foil the aims of women political activists. Leonaur editions are newly typeset and are not facsimiles; each title is available in softcover and hardback with dustjacket; our hardbacks are cloth bound and feature gold foil lettering on their spines and fabric head and tail bands.

My Own Story

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminists

Page: 364

View: 4719

The Suffragette

The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement

Author: Sylvia Pankhurst

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 0486807312

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 6594

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 organization 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.

Rise Up Women!

The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes

Author: Diane Atkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408844060

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 7555

Marking the centenary of female suffrage, this definitive history charts women's fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a timely celebration of an extraordinary struggle An Observer Pick of 2018 A New Statesman Book of 2018 Between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of the First World War, while the patriarchs of the Liberal and Tory parties vied for supremacy in parliament, the campaign for women's suffrage was fought with great flair and imagination in the public arena. Led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia, the suffragettes and their actions would come to define protest movements for generations to come. From their marches on Parliament and 10 Downing Street, to the selling of their paper, Votes for Women, through to the more militant activities of the Women's Social and Political Union, whose slogan 'Deeds Not Words!' resided over bombed pillar-boxes, acts of arson and the slashing of great works of art, the women who participated in the movement endured police brutality, assault, imprisonment and force-feeding, all in the relentless pursuit of one goal: the right to vote. A hundred years on, Diane Atkinson celebrates the lives of the women who answered the call to 'Rise Up'; a richly diverse group that spanned the divides of class and country, women of all ages who were determined to fight for what had been so long denied. Actresses to mill-workers, teachers to doctors, seamstresses to scientists, clerks, boot-makers and sweated workers, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English; a wealth of women's lives are brought together for the first time, in this meticulously researched, vividly rendered and truly defining biography of a movement.

Hearts And Minds

The Untold Story of the Great Pilgrimage and How Women Won the Vote

Author: Jane Robinson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473540860

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5725

FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4's START THE WEEK and BBC RADIO 3's FREE THINKING Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London. 1913: the last long summer before the war. The country is gripped by suffragette fever. These impassioned crusaders have their admirers; some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote. Meanwhile, hundreds of women are stepping out on to the streets of Britain. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage. Rich and poor, young and old, they defy convention, risking jobs, family relationships and even their lives to persuade the country to listen to them. This is a story of ordinary people effecting extraordinary change. By turns dangerous, exhausting and exhilarating, the Great Pilgrimage transformed the personal and political lives of women in Britain for ever. Jane Robinson has drawn from diaries, letters and unpublished accounts to tell the inside story of the march, against the colourful background of the entire suffrage campaign. Fresh and original, full of vivid detail and moments of high drama, Hearts and Minds is both funny and incredibly moving, important and wonderfully entertaining.

The Pankhursts

Author: Martin Pugh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: 536

View: 5678

We never went to prison in order to be martyrs. We went there in order that we might obtain the right of citizenship. We were willing to break laws that we might force men to give us the right to make laws - Emmeline Pankhurst.

Sally Heathcote, Suffragette

Author: Mary M. Talbot

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics

ISBN: 1616555475

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 163

View: 3226

Follows the story of a British suffragette, Sally Heathcote, a common maid who joined the movement adm the changing climate and politics of early twentieth century Edwardian England.

Emmeline Pankhurst

A Biography

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134341911

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 7880

Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after the campaign for women's suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family. This fascinating full-length biography of Emmeline Pankhurst, the first for nearly seventy years, draws upon new approaches to feminist biography to place her within the context of her family and friends. It is based upon an unrivalled range of primary sources, including personal interviews with her surviving family.

Women and the Vote

A World History

Author: Jad Adams

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191016837

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 5667

Before 1893 no woman anywhere in the world had the vote in a national election. A hundred years later almost all countries had enfranchised women, and it was a sign of backwardness not to have done so. This is the story of how this momentous change came about. The first genuinely global history of women and the vote, it takes the story of women in politics from the earliest times to the present day, revealing startling new connections across time and national boundaries - from Europe and North America to Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Muslim world post-9/11. A story of individuals as well as of wider movements, it includes the often dramatic life-stories of women's suffrage pioneers from across the world, painting vivid biographical portraits of everyone from Susan B. Anthony and the Pankhursts to hitherto lesser-known activists in China, Latin America, and Africa. It is also the first major post-feminist history of women's struggle for the vote. Controversially, Jad Adams rejects the widely accepted idea that success was primarily a result of the pressure group politics of the suffragists and their supporters. Ultimately, he argues, it was nationalism, not feminism, that was the most important factor in winning women the vote.

Suffragettes

How Britain’s Women Fought & Died for the Right to Vote

Author: Frank Meeres

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 144562057X

Category: History

Page: 169

View: 731

An accessible chronological introduction to the women's suffrage movement, from its early origins in the Victorian era to the First World War, which proved to be a major turning point for the cause.

Suffragette

My Own Story

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910146149

Category:

Page: 248

View: 4399

"Suffragette" is now on release as a major motion picture starring Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst. . Illustrated with sixteen photographs. . Introduction contextualizing Mrs Pankhurst and the path to women's suffrage. . Suggestions for further reading. . Timeline of events. . Annotations: 100 footnotes explaining concepts and characters. Emmeline Pankhurst was the most well known of the activists striving for the right for women to vote in the early twentieth century. This book is her story. It was first published in 1914 at the start of the First World War and before women received enfranchisement. In the text Mrs Pankhurst describes her path to radical politics and her life as leader of the suffragette movement. She does not hold back on her descriptions of the violent tactics employed or indeed the savage treatment of the women by the authorities. The accounts of the often sadistic cruelty of the British Establishment towards these women are not easy to forget. The book contains the sixteen photographs from the original 1914 publication with three additional images from Mrs Pankhurst's visit to the USA. The text has been annotated by the publisher with short footnotes giving explanations of terms and descriptions of the people mentioned. The publisher is pleased to be able to include an introduction and a timeline written by Lesley Gray that provide an overview of the struggle for women to obtain the vote and of Mrs Pankhurst's role in the suffragette movement.

Mrs Pankhurst's Purple Feather

Fashion, Fury and Feminism †“ Women's Fight for Change

Author: Tessa Boase

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 178131814X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 3039

'Shocking and entertaining. The surprising story of the campaigning women who changed Britain.' Virginia Nicholson ‘Full of fascinating historical detail and colourful characters… A great story, beautifully told.’ Kate Humble When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her crack squad of militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. This is the intriguing story behind that feather. Twelve years before the suffragette movement began dominating headlines, a very different women’s campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was radical: to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was a character just as heroic as Emmeline Pankhurst, but with opposite beliefs. Her name was Etta Lemon, and she was anti-fashion, anti-feminist – and anti-suffrage. Mrs Lemon has been forgotten by history, but her mighty society lives on. Few, today, are aware that Britain’s biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women, led by the indomitable Mrs Lemon. While the suffragettes were slashing paintings and smashing shop windows, Etta Lemon and her local secretaries were challenging ‘murderous millinery’ all the way up to Parliament. This gripping narrative explores two singular heroines – one lionised, the other forgotten – and their rival, overlapping campaigns. Moving from the feather workers’ slums to the highest courtly circles, from the first female political rally to the first forcible feeding, Mrs Pankhurst’s Purple Feather is a unique journey through a society in transformation. This is a highly original story of women stepping into the public sphere, agitating for change – and finally finding a voice.

The Suffragette Movement - An Intimate Account Of Persons And Ideals

Author: E. Sylvia Pankhurst

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447498593

Category: History

Page: 646

View: 744

The Suffragette Movement - An Intimate Account Of Persons And Ideals by Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst (5 May 1882 – 27 September 1960). Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the suffragist movement in the United Kingdom. She was for a time a prominent left communist who then devoted herself to the cause of anti-fascism.

Freedom Or Death

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781522957638

Category:

Page: 34

View: 917

"Freedom or death" from Emmeline Pankhurst. Political activist and leader of the suffragette movement in Great Britain (1858-1928).

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Author: Kate Pankhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526601117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 9886

Nominated for the Cilip Carnegie & Kate Greenaway Children's Book Awards 2018. Kate Pankhurst, descendent of Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in. Fly through the sky with the incredible explorer Amelia Earhart, and read all about the Wonderful Adventures of Mary Seacole with the number one best-selling children's non-fiction title in the UK market this year. Bursting full of beautiful illustrations and astounding facts, Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World is the perfect introduction to just a few of the most incredible women who helped shaped the world we live in. List of women featured: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks, Anne Frank

Opal Plumstead

Author: Jacqueline Wilson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448196957

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 528

View: 3699

Opal Plumstead might be plain, but she has always been fiercely intelligent. Yet her scholarship and dreams of university are snatched away when her father is sent to prison, and fourteen-year-old Opal must start work at the Fairy Glen sweet factory to support her family. Opal struggles to get along with the other workers, who think her snobby and stuck-up. But Opal idolises Mrs Roberts, the factory’s beautiful, dignified owner, who introduces Opal to the legendary Mrs Pankhurst and her fellow Suffragettes. And when Opal meets Morgan - Mrs Roberts’ handsome son, and the heir to Fairy Glen – she believes she has found her soulmate. But the First World War is about to begin, and will change Opal's life for ever. The brilliantly gripping new story from the bestselling, award-winning Jacqueline Wilson.

Emmeline and the Plucky Pup

Author: Megan Rix

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 014138574X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1239

Meet the leader of the Suffragettes, Emmeline Pankhurst, and a particularly plucky pup, during a momentous time in history! Alfie can't believe his luck when he is allowed to keep a tiny puppy he finds abandoned on the street. Rascal is cute as a button and has lots of attitude, and Emmeline Pankhurst is thrilled that her ward Alfie has a new friend. Alfie and Rascal deliver messages between the Suffragettes as they organise their 'Votes for Women' campaign. But it's sometimes dangerous work, and it's not long before Alfie and Rascal find out the true cost of the fight. Full of adventure, fascinating history and lovely animals, this is the perfect read for young fans of Dick King-Smith and Michael Morpurgo.

The Women's Suffrage Movement

A Reference Guide, 1866-1928

Author: Elizabeth Crawford

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415239264

Category: History

Page: 785

View: 4817

This widely acclaimed book has been described by History Today as a 'landmark in the study of the women's movement'. It is the only comprehensive reference work to bring together in one volume the wealth of information available on the women's movement. Drawing on national and local archival sources, the book contains over 400 biographical entries and more than 800 entries on societies in England, Scotland and Wales. Easily accessible and rigorously cross-referenced, this invaluable resource covers not only the political developments of the campaign but provides insight into its cultural context, listing novels, plays and films.

Women Against the Vote

Female Anti-Suffragism in Britain

Author: Julia Bush

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019924877X

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 556

British women who resisted their own enfranchisement were ridiculed by the suffragists and have since been neglected by historians. Yet these women claimed to form a majority of the female public on the eve of the First World War. Julia Bush rediscovers the history of female anti-suffragism in Britain.