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Suffragettes - recommend me some reading

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womanhuman Wed 07-Feb-18 00:26:33

I’m ashamed by how little I know beyond #100years and whatever I picked up from the Mr Selfridge tv show... Can someone please point me at a good history book?

Weezol Wed 07-Feb-18 00:30:47

'Things A Bright Girl Can Do' by Sally Nichols. It's aimed at older teens, I'm on my 40's and enjoying it. I know a middling amount about Women's Suffrage, but this book is particularly good on the class distinctions - most working class men and women didn't get the vote until 1928!

TressiliansStone Wed 07-Feb-18 00:32:44

Covers a lot more than suffragettes, but Vera Brittain's autobiography starting before WWI, Testament of Youth.

And googling for that, I've discovered the Guardian has reissued a lot of the articles she wrote for it (at the time the Manchester Guardian ) in the 1920s! Treasure trove!

From the archive, 20 June 1928: An impression of Mrs Pankhurst

CoolCarrie Wed 07-Feb-18 06:06:00

There is a young adult book called Bring Out The Banners by Geoffrey Trease. It was published in 1994.

TheNerevarine Wed 07-Feb-18 07:07:47

There's a new book out tomorrow as well: Rise Up, Women: The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes. Saw it reviewed in the Times and it looks excellent.

womanhuman Thu 08-Feb-18 01:16:36

Thank you all. 🙂

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