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Rebel girls : their fight for the vote

Author: Jill Liddington
Publisher: London : Virago, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When she was arrested, sixteen-year-old Huddersfield weaver Dora Thewlis was catapulted on to the tabloid front pages as 'Baby Suffragette'. 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. Drawing upon brand-new evidence, Jill Liddington tracks the story of the campaigners who took their message across the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Liddington
ISBN: 1844081680 9781844081684
OCLC Number: 63401142
Description: xiv, 402 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Chronology and organisations --
Introduction : Edwardian ancestors --
Part 1. Dawn 1903-1906 --
Daughter : Adela Pankhurst --
New woman : Mary Gawthorpe --
Suffragettes released : Adela and Mary --
Part 2. Landscapes and communities 1906-1907 --
Tailoress and writer : Lavena Saltonstall --
'Baby suffragette' : Dora Thewlis --
Painting the valley : Florence Lockwood --
Part 3. Hearts and Minds 1907-1911 --
Votes for women everywhere : Mary Murdoch and the Coates clan --
"Womanly endurance' : Edith Key and Lavena Saltonstall --
Banners and vanners : Isabella Ford and her sisters --
'A genius for revolt' : Adela and Mary again --
Part 4. Mavericks and democrats 1911-1914 --
Such smashing girls : Leonora Cohen --
Pillar-boxes and beefeaters : Molly Morris and Leonora --
Pilgrims and fugitives : Florence Lockwood and Lilian Lenton --
Unsafe City : Leonora, Lilian and Florence again --
Part 5. Afterwards 1914-2005 --
Living with the memory --
Rebel Girls : writing narrative history --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Jill Liddington.
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Drawing upon brand new evidence, Jill Liddington tracks the story of these forgotten suffragettes across the north of England and offers an utterly original history of suffrage.  Read more...

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"Offers another fascinating angle on the women's suffrage movement." "The Guardian"" "A brilliant and original contribution to the history of female suffrage." "The Times "on "One Hand Tied Behind Read more...

 
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