By Sylvia Pankhurst
By way of 1903, extra than fifty years of peaceable campaigning had introduced British ladies no towards achieving the fitting to vote. In that 12 months activist Emmeline Pankhurst based the Women's Social and Political Union, a militant association devoted to reaching women's suffrage. The union's motto, "Deeds no longer words," mirrored its radical strategy, together with stone-throwing, window-breaking, arson, and actual war of words with authorities.
The Suffragette, written by means of Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter, Sylvia, bargains an insider's viewpoint at the union's progress and improvement in addition to the causes 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 images illustrate the demonstrations, court docket trials, and different dramatic incidents from the historical past of the women's militant suffrage flow.