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

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

By: Sylvia Pankhurst, Emmeline Pankhurst

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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 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.

Reprint of the Sturgis & Walton Company, New York, 1911 edition.
AvailabilityOut of Stock
ISBN 100486804844
ISBN 139780486804842
Author/EditorSylvia Pankhurst, Emmeline Pankhurst
Page Count608
Dimensions5 x 8

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