Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745339368 Published June 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745339375 Published June 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

A Suffragette in America

Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change

E. Sylvia Pankhurst

A Suffragette in America

E. Sylvia Pankhurst

Distributed for Pluto Press

176 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2019
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745339368 Published June 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745339375 Published June 2019 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

In 1911, leading English suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst visited America. Unlike other suffragette leaders, who spent their time in America among the social elite, Pankhurst wasted no time getting right to the heart of America’s social problems. She visited striking laundry workers in New York and female prisoners in Philadelphia and Chicago, and she grappled firsthand with shocking racism in Nashville.
            This book gathers Pankhurst’s writings from the year-long visit, in which she reveals her shock at the darkness hidden in American life, and draws parallels to her experiences of imprisonment and misogyny in her own country. Never before published, these writings mark an important stage in the development of the suffragette's thought, which she brought back to Britain to inform the burgeoning suffrage campaign there.
 

Review Quotes
Dr. Helen Pankhurst, writer, activist and Sylvia Pankhurst’s granddaughter
"Sylvia Pankhurst’s writing on America is vibrant and engaging, combining an impassioned critique of different and reinforcing forms of oppression, with hopes for a democratic future.  This volume affords new insights into her life and work by placing the text in the turbulent political context in which it was written.  It is an important contribution to history." 
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