Votes for Women

The Virago Book of Suffragettes
Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781860498961
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 320
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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: 9781860498404
Category: Suffragists
Page: 298
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Drawing on extracts from diaries, newspapers, letters, and journals, Joyce Marlow tells the story of the women's suffrage movement. The movement lasted for several decades, and this text covers both familiar and less well-known events.

Suffragettes

The Fight for Votes for Women
Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349007756
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 842

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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.

The Suffragette Movement - An Intimate Account Of Persons And Ideals


Author: E. Sylvia Pankhurst
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1447498593
Category: History
Page: 646
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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

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
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One hand tied behind us

the rise of the women's suffrage movement
Author: Jill Liddington,Jill Norris
Publisher: Rivers Oram Pr
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 333
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Rebel Girls

Their Fight for the Vote
Author: Jill Liddington
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9781844081684
Category: History
Page: 402
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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.

Rise Up Women!

The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes
Author: Diane Atkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408844060
Category: Social Science
Page: 688
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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 Suffragettes

The Fight for Votes for Women
Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780349007748
Category: Suffragists
Page: 320
View: 8107

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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.

The Peterloo Massacre


Author: Joyce Marlow
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473556899
Category: History
Page: 288
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Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times A peaceful protest turned tragedy; this is the true story of the working class fight for the vote. On August 16 1819, in St Peter’s Field, Manchester, a large non-violent gathering demanding parliamentary reform turned into a massacre, leaving many dead and hundreds more injured. This catastrophic event was one of the key moments of the age, a political awakening of the working class, and eventually led to ordinary people gaining suffrage. In this definitive account Joyce Marlow tells the stories of the real people involved and brings to life the atrocity the government attempted to cover up. The Peterloo Massacre is soon to be the subject of a major film directed by Mike Leigh.

The Women's Suffrage Movement

New Feminist Perspectives
Author: Maroula Joannou
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719048609
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
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Presents the best of recent feminist scholarship on the suffrage movement, illustrating its complexity, richness and diversity.

The Women's Suffrage Movement

A Reference Guide 1866-1928
Author: Elizabeth Crawford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135434018
Category: History
Page: 800
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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.

My Own Story


Author: Emmeline Pankhurst
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Feminists
Page: 364
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The Ascent of Woman

A History of the Suffragette Movement and the Ideas Behind it
Author: Melanie Phillips
Publisher: Little Brown Uk
ISBN: 9780349116600
Category: History
Page: 370
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The story of the fight to gain the vote for women is about much more than a peripheral if picturesque skirmish around the introduction of universal suffrage. It is an explosive story of social and sexual revolutionary upheaval, and one which has not yet ended. The movement for women's suffrage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries prefigured to a startling extent the controversies which rage today around the role of women. Far from the stereotype of a uniform body of women chaining themselves to railings, the early feminist movement was riven by virulent arguments over women's role in society, the balance to be struck between self-fulfilment and their duties to family and children, and their relationship with men. Melanie Phillips' brilliant book tells the story of the fight for women's suffrage in a way which sets the high drama of those events in the context of the moral and intellectual ferment that characterised it.

No Surrender


Author: Constance Elizabeth Maud
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 328
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Dreams


Author: Olive Schreiner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Dreams
Page: 182
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Vanishing for the vote

Suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census
Author: Jill Liddington
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1847798888
Category: History
Page: 304
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Vanishing for the vote recounts what happened on one night, Sunday 2 April, 1911, when the Liberal government demanded every household comply with its census requirements. Suffragette organisations urged women, all still voteless, to boycott this census. Many did. Some wrote 'Votes for Women' boldly across their schedules. Others hid in darkened houses or, in the case of Emily Wilding Davison, in a cupboard within the Houses of Parliament. Yet many did not. Even some suffragettes who might be expected to boycott decided to comply - and completed a perfectly accurate schedule. Why? Vanishing for the vote explores the 'battle for the census' arguments that raged across Edwardian England in spring 1911. It investigates why some committed campaigners decided against civil disobedience tactics, instead opting to provide the government with accurate data for its health and welfare reforms. This book plunges the reader into the turbulent world of Edwardian politics, so vividly recorded on census night 1911. Based on a wealth of brand-new documentary evidence, it offers compelling reading for history scholars and general readers alike. Sumptuously produced, with 50 illustrations and an invaluable Gazetteer of suffrage campaigners.

The Shutter of Snow


Author: Emily Holmes Coleman
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 9781564781475
Category: Fiction
Page: 125
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In a prose form as startling as its content, The Shutter of Snow portrays the post-partum psychosis of Marthe Gail, who after giving birth to her son, is committed to an insane asylum. Believing herself to be God, she maneuvers through an institutional world that is both sad and terrifying, echoing the worlds of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Snake Pit. Based upon the author's own experience after the birth of her son in 1924, The Shutter of Snow retains all the energy it had when first published in 1930.

Rebel Girls

How votes for women changed Edwardian lives
Author: Jill Liddington
Publisher: Virago
ISBN: 0349007810
Category: History
Page: 416
View: 7813

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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 harbours, to win Edwardian hearts and minds. 16-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis on arrest was catapulted onto the tabloid front-pages as 'Baby Suffragette'. Her life was transformed. Dancer Lilian Lenton waited till her twenty-first birthday - then determined to burn two buildings a week until the Liberal government granted women the vote. Rebel Girls shows how this daring campaigning shifted from community suffragettes to militant mavericks.