By Sylvia Pankhurst
Through 1903, extra than fifty years of peaceable campaigning had introduced British girls no toward achieving the precise to vote. In that yr activist Emmeline Pankhurst based the Women's Social and Political Union, a militant association devoted to attaining women's suffrage. The union's motto, "Deeds now not words," mirrored its radical strategy, inclusive of stone-throwing, window-breaking, arson, and actual war of words with authorities.
The Suffragette, written through Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, Sylvia, deals an insider's point of view at the union's progress and improvement in addition to the factors and beliefs that encouraged its leaders and fans. She chronicles the protesters' strategies in addition to the results in their activities: arrests, imprisonment, starvation moves, and the psychological and actual ordeals of pressured feeding. classic photos illustrate the demonstrations, court docket trials, and different dramatic incidents from the historical past of the women's militant suffrage circulate.
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