Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography

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Psychology Press, 2002 - 448 páginas
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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 woman one of the most influential people of our time.
 

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Emmeline Pankhurst and her fellow suffragettes were far and away the most militant feminists in Great Britain in the early 20th century. They smashed windows, spent months in jail, and endured such ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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INTRODUCTION
1
CHILDHOOD AND YOUNG WOMANHOOD 18581879
9
MARRIAGE AND ENTRY INTO POLITICAL LIFE 1880MARCH 1887
18
POLITICAL HOSTESS JUNE 18871892
25
SOCIALIST AND PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE 18931897
39
WIDOWHOOD AND EMPLOYMENT 1898FEBRUARY 1903
51
FOUNDATION AND EARLY YEARS OF THE WSPU MARCH 1903JANUARY 1906
65
TO LONDON FEBRUARY 1906JUNE 1907
79
HONORARY TREASURER OF THE WSPU AND AGITATOR OCTOBER 1912APRIL 1913
200
PRISONER OF THE CAT AND MOUSE ACT APRILAUGUST 1913
217
OUSTING OF SYLVIA AND A FRESH START FOR ADELA AUGUST 1913JANUARY 1914
232
FUGITIVE JANUARYAUGUST 1914
250
WAR WORK AND A SECOND FAMILY SEPTEMBER 1914JUNE 1917
268
WAR EMISSARY TO RUSSIA EMMELINE VERSUS THE BOLSHEVIKS JUNEOCTOBER 1917
292
LEADER OF THE WOMENS PARTY NOVEMBER 1917JUNE 1919
300
LECTURER IN NORTH AMERICA AND DEFENDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE SEPTEMBER 1919DECEMBER 1925
318

AUTOCRAT OF THE WSPU? JULY 1907SEPTEMBER 1908
96
EMMELINE AND CHRISTABEL OCTOBER 1908JANUARY 1909
113
A NEW AND MORE HEROIC PLANE JANUARYSEPTEMBER 1909
122
PERSONAL SORROW AND FORTITUDE SEPTEMBER 1909EARLY JANUARY 1911
135
THE TRUCE RENEWED JANUARYNOVEMBER 1911
155
THE WOMENS REVOLUTION NOVEMBER 1911JUNE 1912
173
BREAK WITH THE PETHICK LAWRENCES JULYOCTOBER 1912
190
LAST YEARS CONSERVATIVE PARLIAMENTARY CANDIDATE 1926JUNE 1928
339
NICHE IN HISTORY
354
NOTES
364
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
419
INDEX
430
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Purvis is Professor of Sociology at Portsmouth University.

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