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Description - Rebel Girls by Jill Liddington

This is the compelling story of seven rebel girls, whose Edwardian lives were transformed - forever- by the Votes for Women campaign. It is a tale so far untold - for their stories were erased from the standard suffrage histories. Now, at last, newly discovered evidence has surfaced. Rebel Girls is based upon new archival sources along with a critical reading of the contemporary press and of forgotten autobiographies; this documentary evidence is complemented by interviews - recorded in Australia with Adela Pankhurst's granddaughter, in the U.S. with Mary Gawthorpe's great-niece, and in the U.K. with the descendents of the other forgotten suffragettes. The key missing piece of the suffrage jigsaw can finally be slipped into place - and the full history of the 'rebel girls' be made available at last.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844081684
ISBN-10: 1844081680
Format: Paperback
(157mm x 235mm x 32mm)
Pages: 416
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 4-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jill Liddington

Jill Liddington is co-author of One Hand Tied Behind Us (Virago 1978) which quickly became a suffrage classic. She is a Senior Research Fellow at Leeds University.

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