Sylvia Pankhurst

Author: Shirley Harrison

Publisher: Golden Guides Press Limited


Category: Suffragists

Page: 320

View: 972

Sylvia Pankhurst was the daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst and younger sister of Christabel. She was also the rebel in the family and stood alongside Keir Hardie when he formed the Labour Party. This title tells her story in detail.

Christabel Pankhurst

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 590

View: 824

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.

Feminism and the Servant Problem

Author: Laura Schwartz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: History

Page: 248

View: 536

Reveals a hidden history of women's suffrage from the perspectives of working-class women employed as domestic servants.
Political Science

Sylvia Pankhurst

Author: Ian Bullock

Publisher: Springer


Category: Political Science

Page: 210

View: 890

This is the biography of Sylvia Pankhurst. A promising art student, she became involved in the Suffragette movement and was especially keen to take the cause to the East End of London. Much of her life was devoted to the causes of anti-fascism, anti-imperialism and the independence of Ethiopia.
Biography & Autobiography

Sylvia Pankhurst

Author: Mary Davis

Publisher: Pluto Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 922

An accessible but comprehensive political biography of the extraordinary feminist, socialist and anti-racist campaigner, Sylvia Pankhurst.
Political Science

Votes for Women

Author: June Purvis

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 297

View: 289

Annotation "The women's suffrage movement is central to any study of gender and political history. Votes for Women provides an innovative and unrivalled re-examination of the movement, presenting new perspectives and dimensions which challenge existing literature on this subject." "This 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 and Millicent Garrett Fawcett, leader of the constitutional wing. The stories of forgotten women, such as Lily Maxwell and Lady Constance Lytton are told as well as Jennie Baines's link with international suffrage movements."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Political Science

A Suffrage Reader

Author: Claire Eustance

Publisher: Burns & Oates


Category: Political Science

Page: 214

View: 365

This reader contains a mixture of new narratives on suffrage, together with reinterpretations of some long-established truths about the campaign by British women for the vote. Some chapters shift the focus from the great and the good based in London, and explore the issues which motivated supporters in other parts of Britain. Other chapters illuminate the lengths some men were prepared to go to see women become voters - and the lengths others were prepared to go to stop them. A variety of topics is covered by the contributors, who include both established scholars and writers relatively new to the field.

Rebel's Ride

Author: Ethel Mannin



Category: Conformity

Page: 287

View: 505

Literary Criticism

At Home and Abroad in the Empire

Author: Robin Hackett

Publisher: Associated University Presse


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 580

This book builds upon critical reevaluations of modernism and British literature of the 1930s with a simultaneous focus on discourses of race, gender, and empire. The essays direct attention to the complications and ambivalence accumulating around the meanings of Englishness. They reject analyses of texts as chronicles of personal psychological development in favor of analyses that assume texts are shaped by their authors' public intellectual involvement. In addition, they offer detailed, specific explorations of ways in which British women in the 1930s narrativize empire and war. Thus they will resonate with significance for readers in the early twenty-first century for whom empire and war, as well as terror and security, are part of the discourse of everyday life. Robin Hackett is an Associate Professor of English at the University of New Hampshire. Freda S. Hauser is an independent scholar. Gay Wachman is retired from the State University of New York-Old Westbury.