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Rise up, women! : the remarkable lives of the suffragettes, Diane Atkinson

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Rise up, women! : the remarkable lives of the suffragettes
Title
Rise up, women!
Title remainder
the remarkable lives of the suffragettes
Statement of responsibility
Diane Atkinson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Between the death of Queen Victoria and the outbreak of the First World War, while the patriarchs of the Liberal and Tory parties vied for supremacy in parliament, the campaign for women's suffrage was fought with great flair and imagination in the public arena. Led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and Sylvia, the suffragettes and their actions would come to define protest movements for generations to come. From their marches on Parliament and 10 Downing Street, to the selling of their paper, Votes for Women, through to the more militant activities of the Women's Social and Political Union, whose slogan 'Deeds Not Words!' resided over bombed pillar-boxes, acts of arson and the slashing of great works of art, the women who participated in the movement endured police brutality, assault, imprisonment and force-feeding, all in the relentless pursuit of one goal: the right to vote. A hundred years on, Diane Atkinson celebrates the lives of the women who answered the call to 'Rise Up'; a richly diverse group that spanned the divides of class and country, women of all ages who were determined to fight for what had been so long denied. Actresses to mill-workers, teachers to doctors, seamstresses to scientists, clerks, boot-makers and sweated workers, Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English; a wealth of women's lives are brought together for the first time, in this meticulously researched, vividly rendered and truly defining biography of a movement
Cataloging source
ERASA
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Atkinson, Diane
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Women
  • Suffragists
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Rise up, women! : the remarkable lives of the suffragettes, Diane Atkinson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-641) and index
Control code
on1016848621
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 670 pages, [40] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408844045
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Rise up, women! : the remarkable lives of the suffragettes, Diane Atkinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 575-641) and index
Control code
on1016848621
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 670 pages, [40] unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408844045
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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