Sylvia Pankhurst

A Maverick Life, 1882-1960

Author: Shirley Harrison

Publisher: Aurum Press

ISBN: 9781845130275

Category: Feminists

Page: 291

View: 1717

Sylvia Pankhurst - daughter of Emmeline and younger sister of Christabel - is in many ways the most fascinating member of the Pankhurst family: not only a courageous and dauntless political campaigner but someone who led a singularly maverick and exotic life. As a young woman she supported the Suffragette cause of her mother and sister, and during several periods of imprisonment endured the horrific ordeal of force-feeding. She also enjoyed a long and intimate relationship with the veteran Labour politician Keir Hardie. Expelled from the Suffragettes after the war for refusing to drop the campaign for social justice in favour of the war effort, she subsequently became a Communist, met Lenin in Moscow, and then had a child with an Italian political exile, with whom she campaigned against Italian fascism and for the cause of Ethiopian independence. She spent the last years of her life in Ethiopia at the grateful invitation of Haile Selassie, and remains the only foreigner to have been honoured by an Ethiopian state funeral.

Slum Travelers

Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Author: Ellen Ross

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520249062

Category: History

Page: 319

View: 756

Ellen Ross has collected impressions from some of the half a million women involved in philanthropy by the 1890s, most of them active in the London slums. The contributors include Sylvia Pankhurst and Beatrice Webb, as well as many more less well known figures.

A People's History of London

Author: Lindsey German,John Rees

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1844679144

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2242

In the eyes of Britain’s heritage industry, London is the traditional home of empire, monarchy and power, an urban wonderland for the privileged, where the vast majority of Londoners feature only to applaud in the background. Yet, for nearly 2000 years, the city has been a breeding ground for radical ideas, home to thinkers, heretics and rebels from John Wycliffe to Karl Marx. It has been the site of sometimes violent clashes that changed the course of history: the Levellers’ doomed struggle for liberty in the aftermath of the Civil War; the silk weavers, match girls and dockers who crusaded for workers’ rights; and the Battle of Cable Street, where East Enders took on Oswald Mosley’s Black Shirts. A People’s History of London journeys to a city of pamphleteers, agitators, exiles and revolutionaries, where millions of people have struggled in obscurity to secure a better future.

The Women?s Suffrage Movement

Author: Molly Housego,Neil R. Storey

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747811288

Category: History

Page: 56

View: 8441

This book is an overview of the struggle for women to gain the vote in Great Britain and explores who the women were that formed and led or became members of the women's suffrage movement. Early campaigners and pressure groups in the nineteenth century led to the formation of National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies in 1897; many women within this group became increasingly frustrated with the lack of progress in their campaign to win the vote and, led by Emmeline Pankhurst, they broke away and formed the Women's Social and Political Union in 1903 . In 1914 the WSPU suspended militant action so as to 'do their bit' during the First World War and by 1918 women were taking the place of working men at home and were serving in uniform and as a result the first women were granted the vote in 1918. Based on contemporary accounts, documents, ephemera and photographs this is a very useful condensed history suitable for family historians, students and anyone interested in social history.

Guilty and Proud of It!

Poplar's Rebel Councillors and Guardians, 1919-25

Author: Janine Booth

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 198

View: 636

This is the story of `Poplarism': the conflict of socialist Labour councillors and poor law guardians with the central authorities that ran from their election in 1919 through to 1925, and which peaked with the `Poplar Rates Revolt' of 1921. The rates revolt was one of the most dramatic and colourful episodes in Labour history. In defence of the livelihoods of their constituents, councillors in Poplar - one of Britain's poorest boroughs - refused to levy a portion of the rates in protest at the injustice of the rating system, enjoying the massive and mobilised support of those they defended. As a result, George Lansbury and his fellow London Labour councillors (including his son and daughter-in-law Edgar and Minnie) spent six weeks in prison.

Bob Dylan - No Direction Home

Sein Leben, seine Musik 1941-1978

Author: Robert Shelton

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3841900984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

View: 8349

Robert Shelton lernte Bob Dylan kennen, als dieser 1961 ins Greenwich Village nach New York kam. Im Laufe der Zeit wurde er sein Freund und Kritiker. Sheltons Biografie über Dylan, erstmals erschienen 1986, gilt heute als Klassiker des Genres. Und von den über 1.000 Büchern, die über das Genie geschrieben wurden, ist Sheltons Werk bis heute das einzige, das Dylan aktiv unterstützte. Die längst überfällige, vollständig überarbeitete Neuausgabe anlässlich Dylans 70sten Geburtstags enthält bisher unveröffentlichte Passagen des Originalmanuskripts, aktualisierte Fußnoten, zahlreiche Fotos der wichtigsten Lebensstationen und nicht zuletzt eine aktualisierte Diskografie.

Von Tieren und Menschen

Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen

Author: Carl Hagenbeck

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3843070792

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5327

Carl Hagenbeck: Von Tieren und Menschen. Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen Erstdruck: Berlin (Vita Deutsches Verlagshaus) 1908. Vollständige Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2014. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Hagenbeck, Carl: Von Tieren und Menschen. Leipzig: Paul List, 1967. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Lovis Corinth: Porträt Carl Hagenbecks mit dem Walroß Pallas, 1911. Gesetzt aus Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Bahnen ziehen

Author: Leanne Shapton

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518793004

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 5660

Mit dem Überraschungserfolg »Bedeutende Objekte und persönliche Besitzstücke aus der Sammlung von Lenore Doolan und Harold Morris, darunter Bücher, Mode und Schmuck« erfand Leanne Shapton auf spektakuläre Weise die Liebesgeschichte neu. »Bahnen ziehen« ist ihre Liebeserklärung an das Schwimmen. Und wieder beschreitet sie neue Wege des Erzählens – in Wort und Bild. Der Geruch von Chlor durchweht dieses Buch, die Rufe des Trainers hallen darin wider. Junge Menschen auf dem Sprung zum großen Traum: Teil des olympischen Schwimmteams zu werden. Selbst jenseits des Beckens noch ist ihr Leben, sind ihre Gespräche und Träume, ihre Essgewohnheiten und Liebesbeziehungen geprägt vom Rhythmus des Trainings und ihren sportlichen Ambitionen. Doch wo hat die Faszination für das Schwimmen ihren Ursprung? In den Kinderbüchern? Den Familienausflügen ans Meer? Und was ist heute, wo ganz andere Dinge ihr Leben bestimmen, von dieser Faszination noch übrig? Leanne Shapton, damals selbst Teil der Schwimmmannschaft, geht diesen Fragen nach – Bahn um Bahn. So ist aus sehr persönlichen Momentaufnahmen zwischen Selbstdisziplin und Selbstfindung ein eindringliches, unmittelbares Panorama des Erwachsenwerdens entstanden. - Mit zahlreichen farbigen Illustrationen und Fotos

My Memoirs

Author: Alfred von Tirpitz

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954272504


Page: 392

View: 2235

Alfred von Tirpitz (1849-1930), German Grand Admiral and Admiralty State Secretary, had a very strong influence on naval politics and the organization and development of the imperial fleet. His aim was to create a sea power equally strong as the British one and to dominate the territories of the North Sea. He was also responsible for establishing a trading port and military base in Qingdao, China. In his memoirs, Tirpitz' individual biography is closely linked with German political and military history of late 19th and early 20th century. Originally, Tirpitz wrote this book to justify his political ideas and decisions. Reprint of the original edition from 1919. Volume 1 of 2.


Schreiben aus der Vorgeschichte

Author: Hélène Cixous

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783851659269


Page: 211

View: 4998