Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography

Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography

by June Purvis
     
 

Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role… See more details below

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Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family.

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

List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction1
1Childhood and young womanhood (1858-1879)9
2Marriage and entry into political life (1880-March 1887)18
3Political hostess (June 1887-1892)25
4Socialist and public representative (1893-1897)39
5Widowhood and employment (1898-February 1903)51
6Foundation and early years of the WSPU (March 1903-January 1906)65
7To London (February 1906-June 1907)79
8Autocrat of the WSPU? (July 1907-September 1908)96
9Emmeline and Christabel (October 1908-January 1909)113
10'A new and more heroic plane' (January-September 1909)122
11Personal sorrow and fortitude (September 1909-early January 1911)135
12The truce renewed (January-November 1911)155
13The women's revolution (November 1911-June 1912)173
14Break with the Pethick Lawrences (July-October 1912)190
15Honorary treasurer of the WSPU and agitator (October 1912-April 1913)200
16Prisoner of the Cat and Mouse Act (April-August 1913)217
17Ousting of Sylvia and a fresh start for Adela (August 1913-January 1914)232
18Fugitive (January-August 1914)250
19War work and a second family (September 1914-June 1917)268
20War emissary to Russia: Emmeline versus the Bolsheviks (June-October 1917)292
21Leader of the Women's Party (November 1917-June 1919)300
22Lecturer in North America and defender of the British Empire (September 1919-December 1925)318
23Last years: Conservative parliamentary candidate (1926-June 1928)339
24Niche in history354
Notes364
Select bibliography418
Index430

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