Categories

 Loading... Please wait...

Categories

Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
  • Rise Up Women!: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes cover photo

Rise Up Women!: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes [9781408844045]

£30.00 £15.96
(You save £14.04)

Marking the centenary of female suffrage, this definitive history charts women's fight for the vote through the lives of those who took part, in a timely celebration of an extraordinary struggle

An Observer Pick of 2018 and a New Statesman Book of 2018

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.


AUTHOR: Diane Atkinson is the author of two illustrated history books, Suffragettes in Pictures and Funny Girls: Cartooning for Equality, and three biographies, Love & Dirt, Elsie and Mairi Go to War and The Criminal Conversation of Mrs Norton. A regular lecturer on the suffragettes at conferences and literary festivals, Diane Atkinson has also appeared on radio programmes including Woman's Hour, and has consulted on numerous television documentaries, as well as, most recently, the film Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham-Carter. She lives in London. dianeatkinson.co.uk @DitheDauntless
LESS
MORE
SKU:
9781408844045
Availability:
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days.
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days. This item is in stock, ready for dispatch.
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days. This item can be ordered in from our suppliers, and should normally be dispatched within 7 days.
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days. This item is temporarily out of stock, but we expect more to arrive from the supplier. You can place an order for this product and we will dispatch it as soon as more arrive.
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days. This item has not yet published. Stock will be sent at release.
Delivery usually in 2-6 working days. This item is temporarily out of stock for an unknown period. You can place an order for this product but there may be a lengthy delay in fulfillment.
Shipping:
Free UK Delivery
QUANTITY:
Author:
Diane Atkinson
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication:
08-Feb-2018
Format:
Hardback
Pages:
688

Product Reviews

Write Review

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!

Need help? Tel: 01373 823451 • Email us at websales@agreatread.co.uk or Live Help

Back to Top