This title draws on the little-known Suffragette Fellowship Collectionn of archive photographs, newspapers, personal correspondence, artefacts and memoirs, to present a vivid picture of Suffragette life. The book has rare images of the Suffragette campaign leading up to the outbreak of the World War I. The book also documents leading personalities in the movement, such as Emmeline Parkhurst, Annie Kenney and Emily Wilding Davison, the behind-the-scene activities at the Woman's Social and Political Union, their public propaganda, the brilliant set piece demonstrations and the escalation of militancy from "pestering the politicians" to burning down buildings and attacking works of art. The granting of the vote in 1918 and 1928 is also discussed.
About the Author:
DIANE ATKINSON lives in Shoreditch, London. She was born in the North-East and educated in Cornwall and London, where she completed a Ph.D. on the politics of women's sweated labour. She taught history at secondary schools in London before moving to the Museum of London, where she worked as a lecturer and curator, specialising in women's history. Her website is: http://www.dianeatkinson.co.uk/ In association with the Museum of London: http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/English/
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