Suffragettes

The Fight for Votes for Women

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Virago

ISBN: 0349007756

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4343

Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Votes for Women

The Virago Book of Suffragettes

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781860498961

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 320

View: 4932

Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Suffragettes and the Fight for the Vote

Author: Sarah Ridley

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9781445152615

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1996

This book tells the story of the campaign to get women the vote in Britain through significant objects. From photos of key people in the campaign through ephemera such as force-feeding equipment, banners and medallions, Sarah Ridley brings the story to life. Beginning by looking at the role of women in the 19th Century and ending with the continuing struggle for equal rights for women in all parts of society, this is an essential read for young people aged 10 plus to understand the history of the women's movement on suffrage. It includes the suffragists' campaign. The book is published ahead of 2018 - a landmark year that marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act. This finally gave the vote to some women for the first time (women over 30, who owned property) and also gave the vote to all men (up until then, only about two-thirds of men had the vote). The Houses of Parliament are celebrating this centenary with their 'Vote 100' project. 2018 will also be the 90th anniversary of women gaining full voting equality with men in 1928.

The Suffragettes

The Fight for Votes for Women

Author: Joyce Marlow

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780349007748

Category: Suffragists

Page: 320

View: 1572

Queen Victoria is most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad wicked folly of women's rights, with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor sex is bent' - 1870 It was a bloody and dangerous war lasting several decades, won finally by sheer will and determination in 1928. Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, journals and books, Joyce Marlow has pieced together this inspiring, poignant and exciting history using the voices of the women themselves. Some of the people and events are well-known, but Marlow has gone beyond the obvious, particularly beyond London, to show us the ordinary women - middle and working-class, who had the breathtaking courage to stand up and be counted - or just as likely hectored, or pelted with eggs. These women were clever and determined, knew the power of humour and surprise and exhibited 'unladylike' passion and bravery. Joyce Marlow's anthology is lively, comprehensive, surprising and triumphant.

Ireland's Suffragettes

The Women Who Fought for the Vote

Author: Sarah-Beth Watkins

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750958979

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4793

Ireland's Suffragettes is a collection of biographical essays introducing the suffragettes who influenced Ireland's struggle for women's rights. Many of the women were political activists, while others became militant suffragettes between 1912 and 1914. The struggle of these suffragettes is different to that of the UK, in that many Irish suffragettes were also included in the struggle for independence and the inclusion of women in the trade unions movement. Drawing on primary sources located in the National Archives and the National Library, Ireland's Suffragettes will bring to life not only the most famous names in the suffragette movement, but also the other women who made women's rights their lives' work.

Rise Up Women!

The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes

Author: Diane Atkinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408844060

Category: Social Science

Page: 688

View: 1343

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.

The Woman's Hour

The Great Fight to Win the Vote

Author: Elaine Weiss

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698407830

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 7884

"Both a page-turning drama and an inspiration for every reader"--Hillary Rodham Clinton Soon to Be a Major Television Event The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. "With a skill reminiscent of Robert Caro, [Weiss] turns the potentially dry stuff of legislative give-and-take into a drama of courage and cowardice."--The Wall Street Journal "Weiss is a clear and genial guide with an ear for telling language ... She also shows a superb sense of detail, and it's the deliciousness of her details that suggests certain individuals warrant entire novels of their own... Weiss's thoroughness is one of the book's great strengths. So vividly had she depicted events that by the climactic vote (spoiler alert: The amendment was ratified!), I got goose bumps."--Curtis Sittenfeld, The New York Times Book Review Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote, and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The opposing forces include politicians with careers at stake, liquor companies, railroad magnates, and a lot of racists who don't want black women voting. And then there are the "Antis"--women who oppose their own enfranchisement, fearing suffrage will bring about the moral collapse of the nation. They all converge in a boiling hot summer for a vicious face-off replete with dirty tricks, betrayals and bribes, bigotry, Jack Daniel's, and the Bible. Following a handful of remarkable women who led their respective forces into battle, along with appearances by Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Frederick Douglass, and Eleanor Roosevelt, The Woman's Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War, and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

No Votes for Women

The New York State Anti-Suffrage Movement

Author: Susan Goodier

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252094670

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 3575

No Votes for Women explores the complicated history of the suffrage movement in New York State by delving into the stories of women who opposed the expansion of voting rights to women. Susan Goodier finds that conservative women who fought against suffrage encouraged women to retain their distinctive feminine identities as protectors of their homes and families, a role they felt was threatened by the imposition of masculine political responsibilities. She details the victories and defeats on both sides of the movement from its start in the 1890s to its end in the 1930s, acknowledging the powerful activism of this often overlooked and misunderstood political force in the history of women's equality.

Gilded Suffragists

The New York Socialites who Fought for Women's Right to Vote

Author: Johanna Neuman

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479837067

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 4636

New York City’s elite women who turned a feminist cause into a fashionable revolution In the early twentieth century over two hundred of New York's most glamorous socialites joined the suffrage movement. Their names—Astor, Belmont, Rockefeller, Tiffany, Vanderbilt, Whitney and the like—carried enormous public value. These women were the media darlings of their day because of the extravagance of their costume balls and the opulence of the French couture clothes, and they leveraged their social celebrity for political power, turning women's right to vote into a fashionable cause. Although they were dismissed by critics as bored socialites “trying on suffrage as they might the latest couture designs from Paris,” these gilded suffragists were at the epicenter of the great reforms known collectively as the Progressive Era. From championing education for women, to pursuing careers, and advocating for the end of marriage, these women were engaged with the swirl of change that swept through the streets of New York City. Johanna Neuman restores these women to their rightful place in the story of women’s suffrage. Understanding the need for popular approval for any social change, these socialites used their wealth, power, social connections and style to excite mainstream interest and to diffuse resistance to the cause. In the end, as Neuman says, when change was in the air, these women helped push women’s suffrage over the finish line.

Votes for Women!

American Suffragists and the Battle for the Ballot

Author: Winifred Conkling

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616207698

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

View: 7140

On August 18, 1920, American women finally won the right to vote. Ratification of the 19th Amendment was the culmination of an almost eighty-year fight in which some of the fiercest, most passionate women in history marched, protested, and sometimes broke the law in to achieve this huge leap toward equal rights. In this expansive yet personal volume, author Winifred Conkling covers not only the suffragists’ achievements and politics but also the private journeys that fueled their passion and led them to become women’s champions. From Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who founded the suffrage movement at the 1848 Seneca Falls convention; to Victoria Woodhull, the first female candidate for president; to Sojourner Truth and her famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”; to Alice Paul, who was arrested and force-fed in prison, Conkling combines thorough research with page-turning storytelling to bring the battle for the right to vote to vivid life. Votes for Women! also explores the movement’s often powerful, sometimes difficult relationship with the temperance and abolition movements, and takes unflinching look at some of the uglier moments in the fight for the women’s vote. Votes for Women! is a mesmerizing read perfect for fans of propulsive narrative nonfiction stories like Most Dangerous and The Family Romanov.

African American Women in the Struggle for the Vote, 1850-1920

Author: Rosalyn Terborg-Penn

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253211767

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 6785

"Rarely has a short book accomplished so much as Terborg-Penn's seminal work. With the utmost attention to detail Terborg-Penn examines the contributions of black suffragist stalwarts... It undoubtedly will become the definitive work on African American women's involvement in the mainstream woman suffrage movement and specifically on black women's struggle for the vote." --Choice "... this is a well-written overview of a crucial aspect of African American history that would be ideal for the college classroom." --Journal of American History "... not only a major contribution to suffrage history... but also a powerful indictment of white suffrage activists who were able to see beyond the sexism but not the racism of their society." --Journal of Southern History "This groundbreaking volume provides a theoretical and practical framework for new paradigms in African American women's history.... All Black politicians should read and discuss this unique and brilliant book. Many lessons can be learned." --Philadelphia New Observer This comprehensive look at the African American women who fought for the right to vote analyzes the women's own stories and examines why they joined and how they participated in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. Terborg-Penn shows how every political and racial effort to keep African American women disfranchised met with their active resistance until black women finally achieved full citizenship.

The suffragette

the history of the women's militant suffrage movement, 1905-1910

Author: Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Women

Page: 517

View: 8407

The Suffragette

Author: Janet MacLeod Trotter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956642639

Category: Coal mines and mining

Page: 264

View: 8494

Maggie Beaton, unmarried and pregnant, gives birth in the workhouse. Her baby daughter is taken away, but Maggie finds the strength to struggle on, eventually finding the child who has given her life meaning.

Votes for Women

Author: Diane Atkinson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521310444

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5680

In 1918 women in Britain finally won the vote after a long and determined fight. The struggle of these courageous women of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is examined in Atkinson's new study. The author compares and contrasts two very different campaigns: the battle waged by the militant Suffragettes and the persistent though less well-known activities of the Suffragists who campaigned peacefully but doggedly for the vote. A handful of fascinating and previously unpublished photographs from the Museum of London Collection are dispersed throughout the text.

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: 4507

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.

My Own Story

Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Feminists

Page: 364

View: 8522

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: 363

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.

The Suffragette Timeline

An Introduction to the Suffragette's Epic Struggle to Win Votes for Women

Author: Suzanne Keyte

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984220219

Category:

Page: 138

View: 5675

"As a river cannot rise above the level of its source, so a nation cannot rise above the status of its women" Emmeline Pankhurst The Suffragette Timeline gives an introduction to the sixty-year campaign for women's suffrage in Great Britain as it unfolded. Told via 250 historical events, this history gives a blow-by-blow account of how the struggle for justice was fought through numerous individual acts of personal bravery. This story covers; - The attempts in Parliament of a small group of progressives to widen the franchise - Emmeline Pankhurst's numerous arrests, imprisonments and hunger strikes, and her selfless (but sometimes autocratic) leadership of the Women's Social And Political Union - How the betrayal of women by Herbert Asquith's Liberal Government forced the Suffragettes to increase their campaign of militancy and direct action - The brutal treatment of Suffragette prisoners with force-feeding - Fascinating stories and anecdotes of the many unknown women who gave so much This Timeline will act as a perfect primer for anybody who wants to know more about the 'Votes For Women' movement. It includes an extensive giude for further reading.

The Woman Suffrage Movement in America

A Reassessment

Author: Corrine M. McConnaughy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107013666

Category: Political Science

Page: 290

View: 8804

This book tells the story of woman suffrage as one involving the diverse politics of women across the country.

Rebel Girls

Their Fight for the Vote

Author: Jill Liddington

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781844081684

Category: History

Page: 402

View: 1339

Rejecting the deadening conventions of their Victorian elders, the rebel girls demanded new freedoms and new rights. They took their suffrage message out to the remotest Yorkshire dales and fishing harbors to win Edwardian hearts and minds. Heroic women who have disappeared from written records have been restored by Jill Liddington's painstaking research into sources including back copies of local newspapers, diaries, census records, and recently uncovered government records disclosing details of covert surveillance carried out on women prisoners. The intriguing characters to emerge include 16-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis, who was arrested at a demonstration and found herself catapulted onto the tabloid front-pages as "Baby Suffragette." Dancer Lilian Lenton waited until her 21st birthday before deciding to burn two buildings a week until the Liberal government granted women the vote.