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Rebel Girls: How votes for women changed Edwardian lives
Rebel Girls: How votes for women changed Edwardian lives
by Jill Liddington
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Forgotten Women, 25 Mar. 2010
This meticulously researched book brings to public attention the forgotten women of the Suffragette movement. Much research in the past has focused on the Pankhursts and their mainly middle class supporters in London, neglecting the history of the ordinary, brave women who risked their lives and livelihoods in their fight for the vote. This is a compelling account of the mainly working class women, many living within the textile communities of Yorkshire, who found their voice through the Suffragette movement. In writing this important book, Jill Liddington has brought to life the social and political world of the Edwardian era and given life to the players who were marginalised by the starring roles of Emmeline and Christabel Pankhurst in particular. Whilst the importance of the Pankhursts in the Votes for Women campaign cannot be denied, Liddington reminds us that this was a much bigger movement than just the WSPU in London and that the women in the North of England played an important part in our history, or should I say herstory! Read this book, along with Liddington's "One Hand Tied Behind Us" - the story of the radical suffragists in Lancashire - to get the full and true story of the Votes For Women campaign.

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