Overview

In this well-structured, fluent and lively account, Paula Bartley uses new archival material to assess whether Pankhurst should be seen as a heroine or a tyrant, a conservative or a progressive.


Emmeline Pankhurst was the most prominent campaigner for the women's right to vote and was transformed into a popular heroine of the early twentieth century. Early in life she was ...

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Emmeline Pankhurst

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Overview

In this well-structured, fluent and lively account, Paula Bartley uses new archival material to assess whether Pankhurst should be seen as a heroine or a tyrant, a conservative or a progressive.


Emmeline Pankhurst was the most prominent campaigner for the women's right to vote and was transformed into a popular heroine of the early twentieth century. Early in life she was attracted to socialism, she grew into an entrenched and militant suffragette and ended up as a Conservative Party candidate.


This new biography examines the guiding principles that underpinned all of Emmeline Pankhurst's actions, and places her achievements within a wider social and political context.

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Editorial Reviews

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'Paula Bartley provides us with the feminist biography of Pankhurst for which we have been eagerly waiting.' - Harold L. Smith, University of Houston, Victoria.

'...this is a very useful and accessible text for both student and teacher. Her research is thorough and far reaching and leaves few unanswered questions about Emmeline Pankhurst.' - Susan Johnson, Women's History Magazine, June 2003

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135120962
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/12/2012
  • Series: Routledge Historical Biographies
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,067,617
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

List of plates IX
Acknowledgements X
Introduction: Principles before politics 1
Part I A Political Apprenticeship 1858-1903 13
1 Shaping a life 1858-80 15
2 The Liberal years 1880-94 29
3 The ILP years 1894-1903 44
Part II The Suffragette Story 1903-14 69
4 Suffragette beginnings 1903-07 71
5 Deeds and words 1908-09 96
6 Deeds not words 1910-12 116
7 The height of militancy 1913-14 139
8 International fund-raising 1909-13 160
Part III Life After the Vote 1914-28 181
9 The First World War 1914-18 183
10 Life after the war 1918-28 210
Conclusion 229
Notes 242
Bibliography 269
Index 276
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