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Emmeline Pankhurst

1st Edition

By Paula Bartley

Routledge

304 pages

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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.

Reviews

'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

About the Series

Routledge Historical Biographies

Routledge Historical Biographies are concise, accessible introductions to key historical figures. Written by experts in their fields they are designed to help students either starting out on a course, or revising before exams. Far from being dry, academic texts however, they are also perfect, affordable books for the history buff.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BIO006000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
BIO010000
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Political
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain