Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography

Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography

by June Purvis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415239788

ISBN-13: 9780415239783

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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…  See more details below

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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 victory and made her a twentieth-century heroine. Who was she, before and after suffrage, and how did her actions influence the Second Wave of feminists in the 70s?
Historian June Purvis, with vivid language and a storyteller's skill, brings this celebrated leader to life in the context of her times. In the first full-length biography in seventy years, Purvis utilizes a host of original sources to paint the fullest picture yet of Pankhurst: from young womanhood and political awakening to her war work and activism until her death in 1928. Here too is the passion, fear, kindness and invincibility that have made this twentieth-century everywoman one of the most influential people of our time. Emmeline Pankhurst brings a vibrant new understanding to her life.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415239783
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Series:
Women's and Gender History Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

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.Social and Public Representative (1893-1897)
5.Widowhood and Employment(1898-February 1903)
6.Foundation and Early Years of WSPU(March 1903-January 1906)
7.To London (February 1906-June1907)
8.Autocrat of the WSPU?(July 1907-Septemeber 1908)
9.Emmeline and Christabel (October 1908-January 1909)
10.'A New and More Heroic Plance' (January-September 1909)
11.Personal Sorrow and Fortitude (September 1909-early January 1911)
12.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(August 1913-January 1914)
18.Fugitive(January-August 1914)
19.War, Work and a Second Family(September 1914-June 1917)
20.War Emissary to Russia: Emmeline Versus the Bolsheviks(June-October 1917)
21.Leader of the Women's Party(November 1917-June 1919)
22.Lecturer in North America and Defender of the British Empire(September 1919-December 1925)
23.Last Years: Conservative Parliamentary Candidate(1926-June 1928)
24. Niche in History

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