A Suffragette in America
Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change
Adored by socialist students and progressive politicians, Pankhurst was also shocked by the dark underbelly of American society. Bringing her own experiences of imprisonment and misogyny from her political work in Britain, she found many parallels between the two countries. These never-before-published writings mark an important stage in the development of the suffragette's thought, which she brought back to Britain to inform the burgeoning working-class suffrage campaign there.
The book also includes a contextualising introduction by Katherine Connelly.
E. Sylvia Pankhurst was an English campaigner for the Suffragette movement, a prominent left communist and, later, an activist in the cause of anti-fascism.
Katherine Connelly is a writer, historian and an expert on Sylvia Pankhurst. She is the author of the biography Sylvia Pankhurst: Suffragette, Socialist and Scourge of Empire (Pluto, 2013) and editor of A Suffragette in America: Reflections on Prisoners, Pickets and Political Change (Pluto, 2019).
Sylvia Pankhurst’s North American Tours – Timelines
Note on the Text
Introduction by Katherine Connelly
SYLVIA PANKHURST’S TEXT AND EDITOR’S INTRODUCTIONS
1. A Strike of Laundry Workers in New York
2. Laundries from the Inside
3. A Festival
5. A Socialist Administration – The Milwaukee City Council
6. A Red Indian College
7. Universities and Legislatures
8. The South
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