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Emmeline Pankhurst : a biography

Author: June Purvis
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002.
Series: Women's and gender history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Emmeline Pankhurst, a middle-class mother of five from Manchester, England, changed history when, in 1903, she formed the Women's Social and Political Union. Under her fiery and unorthodox leadership, this militant group-given to church burning, window smashing, and royal slurs-won the parliamentary vote for women. Today, Pankhurst is immortalized for the defiance and strength that led the suffrage movement to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Purvis, June.
Emmeline Pankhurst.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
(DLC) 2002024911
Named Person: Emmeline Pankhurst; Emmeline Pankhurst
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: June Purvis
ISBN: 020335852X 9780203358528 020341540X 9780203415405 9780415239783 0415239788 9786610051120 6610051127 9780415325936 0415325935
OCLC Number: 56520147
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 448 pages) : illustrations
Contents: BOOK COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Childhood and young womanhood 1858 1879; 2 Marriage and entry into political life 1880 March 1887; 3 Political hostess June 1887 1892; 4 Socialist and public representative 1893 1897; 5 Widowhood and employment 1898 February 1903; 6 Foundation and early years of the WSPU March 1903 January 1906; 7 To London February 1906 June 1907; 8 Autocrat of the WSPU July 1907 September 1908; 9 Emmeline and Christabel October 1908 January 1909; 10 A new and more heroic plane January September 1909. 11 Personal sorrow and fortitude September 1909 early January 191112 The truce renewed January November 1911; 13 The women's revolution November 1911 June 1912; 14 Break with the Pethick Lawrences July October 1912; 15 Honorary treasurer of the WSPU and agitator October 1912 April 1913; 16 Prisoner of the Cat and Mouse Act April August 1913; 17 Ousting of Sylvia and a fresh start for Adela ugust 1913 January 1914; 18 Fugitive January A.
Series Title: Women's and gender history.
Responsibility: June Purvis.
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Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the 20th century. This account of her life both before and after the campaign for women's suffrage documents her early political work, her  Read more...


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'What Purvis does for Emmeline Pankhurst in her new biography is to provide a detailed, scrupulous, excellently researched retelling of the story, and thus offer a vindication of the woman.' - Read more...

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