Emmeline Pankhurst

A Biography

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134341911

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 4832

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.

Emmeline Pankhurst

A Biography

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134341911

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 1597

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.

Christabel Pankhurst

A Biography

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135124664X

Category: History

Page: 590

View: 2748

Together with her mother, Emmeline, Christabel Pankhurst co-led the single-sex Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), founded in 1903 and soon regarded as the most notorious of the groupings campaigning for the parliamentary vote for women. A First Class Honours Graduate in Law, the determined and charismatic Christabel, a captivating orator, revitalised the women’s suffrage campaign by rousing thousands of women to become suffragettes, as WSPU members were called, and to demand rather than ask politely for their democratic citizenship rights. A supreme tactician, her advocacy of ‘militant’, unladylike tactics shocked many people, and the political establishment. When an end to militancy was called on the outbreak of war in 1914, she encouraged women to engage in war work as a way to win their enfranchisement. Four years later, when enfranchisement was granted to certain categories of women aged thirty and over, she stood unsuccessfully for election to parliament, as a member of the Women’s Party. In 1940 she moved to the USA with her adopted daughter, and had a successful career there as a Second Adventist preacher and writer. However, she is mainly remembered for being the driving force behind the militant wing of the women’s suffrage movement. This full-length biography, the first for forty years, draws upon feminist approaches to biography writing to place her within a network of supportive female friendships. It is based upon an unrivalled range of previously untapped primary sources.

Women's Activism

Global Perspectives from the 1890s to the Present

Author: Francisca de Haan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415535751

Category: History

Page: 201

View: 8028

Women’s Activism brings together twelve innovative contributions from feminist historians from around the world to look at how women have always found ways to challenge or fight inequalities and hierarchies as individuals, in international women’s organizations, as political leaders, and in global forums such as the United Nations. The book is divided into three parts. Part one, brings together four essays about organized women’s activism across borders. The chapters in part two focus on the variety of women’s activism and explore women’s activism in different national and political contexts. And part three explores the changing relationships and inequalities among women. This book addresses women’s internationalism and struggle for their rights in the international arena; it deals with racism and colonialism in Australia, India and Europe; women’s movements and political activism in South Africa, Eastern Bengal (Bangladesh), the United Kingdom, Japan and France. Essential reading for anyone interested in women’s history and the history of activism more generally

My Own Story

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1776597273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 4666

Delve into the nitty-gritty details of the daily life of suffragist leader Emmeline Pankhurst in this inspiring memoir. Pankhurst is regarded as one of the chief architects of the women's suffrage movement, and her focus on civil -- and sometimes not-so-civil -- disobedience was a radical departure from the norm in the early twentieth century. My Own Story covers the period from 1900 to 1914 and offers fascinating insights into Pankhurst's motives and methods.

Votes For Women

Author: Sandra Holton,Dr June Purvis,June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134610645

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 6027

Votes for Women provides an innovative re-examination of the suffrage movement, presenting new perspectives which challenge the existing literature on this subject. This fascinating book charts the history of the movement in Britain from the nineteenth century to the postwar period, assessing important figures such as; * Emmeline Pankhurst and the militant wing * Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the constitutional wing *Jennie Baines and her link with the international suffrage movements.

Women and the Vote

A World History

Author: Jad Adams

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 0198706847

Category: History

Page: 516

View: 9937

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.

Suffragette

The Battle for Equality

Author: David Roberts

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509899006

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: N.A

View: 7202

An exquisitely illustrated history of the women's suffrage movement, created by the New York Times bestselling David Roberts and introduced by BBC presenter Lauren Laverne. The year 2018 marks a century since the first women won the vote in the United Kingdom, and Suffragette tells the story of their fight. This is a tale of astounding bravery, ingenuity and strength. David's writing is accessible and his artwork full of rich detail, bringing to life the many vivid characters of the women's suffrage movement – from the militant activist and wheelchair user Rosa May Billinghurst to the world-famous Emmeline Pankhurst, Millicent Fawcett and Emily Wilding Davison. Covering the whole range of female and male suffragist experiences – from aristocrats to the middle and working class as well as a look at the global struggle for universal suffrage, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality makes a fantastic introduction to a fascinating topic. David Roberts' exquisite artwork and clear, exceptionally well-researched text make this the perfect gift. This 128 page book is fully colour illustrated on every page, and has been completed with advice from June Purvis, Emeritus Professor of Women's and Gender History at the University of Portsmouth.

The Women's Suffrage Movement

New Feminist Perspectives

Author: Maroula Joannou

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719048609

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

View: 1280

Presents the best of recent feminist scholarship on the suffrage movement, illustrating its complexity, richness and diversity.

Deeds Not Words

The Story of Women's Rights - Then and Now

Author: Helen Pankhurst

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473646863

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8186

'An incredible book . . . Informative, enlightening, and with the potential to change women's lives.' Sandi Toksvig 'A valuable guide and reference to anyone who wants to understand the Women's Movement in more depth. I am deeply grateful to Helen for writing it!' Annie Lennox OBE Why is it taking so long? Despite huge progress since the suffragette campaigns and wave after wave of feminism, women are still fighting for equality. Why, at the present rate will we have to wait in Britain until 2069 for the gender pay gap to disappear? Why, in 2015, did 11% of women lose their jobs due to pregnancy discrimination? Why, globally, has 1 in 3 women experienced physical or sexual violence? In 2018, on the centenary of one of the greatest steps forward for women - the Fourth Reform Act, which saw propertied women over 30 gain the vote for the first time - suffragette descendant and campaigner Helen Pankhurst charts how the lives of women in the UK have changed over the last 100 years. She celebrates landmark successes, little-known victories, where progress has stalled or reversed, looking at politics, money, identity, violence, culture and social norms. The voices of both pioneers and ordinary women - in all their diversity - are woven into the analysis which ends with suggestions about how to better understand and strengthen feminist campaigning and with aims for the future. Combining historical insight with inspiring argument, Deeds not Words reveals how far women have come since the suffragettes, how far we still have to go, and how we might get there. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to explore one of the most central and pressing conversations of our time.

Women's History: Britain, 1850-1945

An Introduction

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135367094

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 3507

Women's History: Britain 1850-1945 introduces the main themes and debates of feminist history during this period of change, and brings together the findings of new research. It examines the suffrage movement, race and empire, industrialisation, the impact of war and womens literature. Specialists in their own fields have each written a chapter on a key aspect of womens lives including health, the family, education, sexuality, work and politics. Each contribution provides an overview of the main issues and debates within each area and offers suggestions for further reading. It not only provides an invaluable introduction to every aspect of womens participation in the political, social and economic history of Britain, but also brings the reader up to date with current historical thinking on the study of womens history itself.

A History of Britain in 21 Women

Author: Jenni Murray

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780749910

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 1396

I was ten years old when I came across Boadicea, and she became the first woman to make me realise that the designated future of a girl born in 1950 – to be sweet, domesticated, undemanding and super feminine – was not necessarily the case. Boadicea battled the Romans. Nancy Astor fought in Parliament. Emmeline Pankhurst campaigned for female suffrage. Elizabeth Garrett Anderson became a pioneering physician in a man’s profession. Mary Quant revolutionised the fashion industry. Britain has traditionally been defined by its conflicts, its conquests, its men and its monarchs. It’s high time that it was defined by its women. In this unique history, Jenni Murray tells the stories of twenty-one women who refused to succumb to the established laws of society, whose lives embodied hope and change. Famous queens, forgotten visionaries, great artists and trailblazing politicians – all pushed back boundaries and revolutionised our world. In Murray’s hands their stories are enthralling and beguiling; they have the power to inspire us once again.

Feminism and Democracy

Women's Suffrage and Reform Politics in Britain, 1900-1918

Author: Sandra Stanley Holton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521521215

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 6063

Offers a reinterpretation of the women's suffrage movement in Britain by focusing on lesser-known provincial suffragists. Specifically considers a group identified by the author as the "democratic suffragists" who guided the campaigns of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.

Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Author: Kate Pankhurst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1526601117

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2978

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

Rise Up Women!

The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes

Author: Diane Atkinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408844052

Category:

Page: 688

View: 7801

A definitive history and anarchic celebration of the fight for women's right to vote; 'A huge achievement' Rachel Cooke, Observer 'Glorious' Daisy Goodwin, Sunday Times 'A definitive history of the suffragettes' Lucy Scholes, The Times 'Magisterial' Miranda Seymour, Telegraph 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 flair and imagination in the public arena. 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 of actresses and mill-workers, teachers and doctors, bootmakers and sweated workers. Meticulously researched, vividly rendered and definitive, Rise Up, Women! brings these women to life in a stirring celebration of their grace, resilience and determination that changed the world forever.

The Aftermath of Suffrage

Women, Gender, and Politics in Britain, 1918-1945

Author: Julie V. Gottlieb,Richard Toye

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781137015334

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 4059

This collection explores the aftermath of the Representation of the People Act, which gave some British women the vote. Experts examine the paths taken by both former-suffragists as well as their anti-suffragist adversaries, the practices of suffrage commemoration, and the changing priorities and formations of British feminism in this era.

Queen Christabel

A Biography of Christabel Pankhurst

Author: David J. Mitchell

Publisher: London : Macdonald and Jane's

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminism

Page: 397

View: 8310

Women's Suffrage

A Short History of a Great Movement

Author: Millicent Garrett Fawcett,M. Fawcett

Publisher: Portrayer Pub

ISBN: 9780954263249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 94

View: 8159

In her book Women's Suffrage; A Short History of a Great Movement, Millicent Garrett Fawcett compares the tactics of the NUWSS and the WSPU. The NUWSS and the WSPU between 1905 and 1911 adopted different election policie. The WSPU cry in every election was "Keep the Liberal out," not, as they asserted, from party motives, but because the Government of the day, and the Government alone, had the power to pass a Suffrage Bill; and as long as any government declined to take up suffrage they would have to encounter all the opposition which the militants could command. The NUWSS adopted a different election policy - that of obtaining declarations of opinion from all candidates at each election and supporting the man, independent of party, who gave the most satisfactory assurances of support. Millicent Fawcett was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England the daughter of an East Anglian merchant. Her only formal schooling was at Blackheath, London (1859-62). She was involved from an early age in the women's movement through her sister Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and her friend Emily Davies. In 1867 she married Henry Fawcett, Professor of Economics at Cambridge and Radical MP for Brighton, and their daughter Philyppa was born the following year. His blindness necessitated her learning to work as his political secretary, and in 1874 she published Political Economy for Beginners. Her real effort was always devoted to women's rights. She was on the first suffrage committee in 1867, and also worked for the Married Woman's property Act, while her house in Cambridge was the base for the women's lecture scheme from which Newnham College developed. After Henry's death in 1884 she became more involved, worki?g for social purity with the Vigilance Society, and founding a separate suffrage society with Lydia Becker in 1886. In 1897 she reunited the movement, becoming President of the National Union of Women Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). During these years she was also known as a national political figure, a member of the Liberal-Unionist group (1887-1903), a frequent visitor to Ireland and speaker against Home Rule, and leader of a women's commission to investigate concentration camps in South Africa in the Boer War. After the Boer War, interest in the suffrage question was revived wioh the Pankhursts' militant campaigns, and Millicent strengthened the constitutionalist campaign with tireless national speaking tours, parliamentary lobbying, and party alliances. At the outbreak of World Wa I in 1914, although opposed by pacifists in the NUWSS, she urged the membership to devote its energiesto the War effort; but in 1916 she pressed again for enfranchisement, weich was recommeided by a Parliamentary Conference (1917) and passed by roth Houses (1918). She then resigned her presidency but continued to campaign for full suffrage (1928) and for professional opportunities and legal rights. She wrote several books on famous women, including Life of Queen Victoria ((1895)) Women's Suffrage, (a history of the Suffrage movement), (1912), and Women's Victory and After ((1918)). Her last work was a biography of Josephine Butler (1927). She was created DBE in 1925. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett died in 1929.

The British Women's Suffrage Campaign 1866-1928

Revised 2nd Edition

Author: Harold L. Smith

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862252

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 7747

This Seminar Study was the first book to trace the British women’s suffrage campaign from its origins in the 1860s through to the achievement of equal suffrage in 1928. In this second edition, Smith provides new evidence drawn from the author’s research on how the main post-1918 women’s organisation (the NUSEC) worked with Conservative Party women to persuade the Conservative Party to endorse equal franchise rights. Smith focuses on the actions of reformers and their opponents, with due attention paid to the campaigns in Scotland and Wales as well as the movements in England. He explores why women’s suffrage was such a contentious issue, and how women gained the vote despite opponents’ fears that it would undermine gender boundaries. Suitable for students studying the Suffrage Movement, modern British history and the history of gender.

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: 7731

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.