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Emmeline Pankhurst: A Biography (Women's and Gender History) [Kindle Edition]

June Purvis
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'What Purvis does for Emmeline Pankhurst in her new biography is to provide a detailed, scrupulous, excellently researched retelling of the story, and thus offer a vindication of the woman.' - Michael Foot, The Guardian

'The product of careful and thorough research, offering in many respects an important corrective to established views ... Purvis has tracked down surviving letters in many scattered collections, as well as patiently trawling through newspaper reports of Emmeline's speeches, and gaining exclusive access to the late Jill Craigie's collection of suffrage material' - Mark Bostridge, Times Literary Supplement

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Emmeline Pankhurst was perhaps the most influential woman of the twentieth century. Today her name is synonymous with the 'votes for women' campaign and she is remembered as the most brave and inspirational suffrage leader in history. In this absorbing account of her life both before and after the campaign for women's suffrage, June Purvis documents her early political work, her active role within the suffrage movement and her role as a wife and mother within her family.
This fascinating full-length biography of Emmeline Pankhurst, the first for nearly seventy years, draws upon new approaches to feminist biography to place her within the context of her family and friends. It is based upon an unrivalled range of primary sources, including personal interviews with her surviving family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 980 KB
  • Print Length: 480 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge (2 Sep 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IECDWCE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #338,971 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars a comprehensive biography 30 Aug 2009
By MG
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
If you're interested in women's history and the struggle for emancipation then this is a must read. It really is a shame that there aren't more books that cover this topic. I truly admire those women (both the suffragists and suffragettes) that spoke out and acted for their right to, not just vote, but to live equally to men (even though there is still inequality).
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