Published by Primary Source Microfilm
Previous title: Women's Social and Political Emancipation
The early days of the women's movement were marked by a remarkable vigor and intensity. This collection compiles the papers of 12 leading suffragists and two of the movement's key organizations--the Women's Social and Political Union and Mrs. Charlotte Despard's Women's Freedom League. Here scholars can investigate the influential careers of Flora Drummond, Emmeline and Sylvia Christabel Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Constance Lytton, Mary Gawthorpe, Irene Fenwich Miller and many other major figures.
The collection also includes scarce materials from many unknown members of the movement, adding to its value for primary research. From the first hunger strikes to the treatment of women in prisons during the critical periods of suffrage politics, this collection brings new life to the movement through diaries, manuscripts, pamphlets, autobiographies, photographs and more. Includes a complete title listing.