Sylvia Pankhurst

Author: Shirley Harrison
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 1845130278
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Feminists

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

Author: Ellen Ross
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520249066
Release Date: 2007-07-26
Genre: History

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
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781844679140
Release Date: 2012-06-19
Genre: History

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
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747811282
Release Date: 2012-07-20
Genre: History

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

Author: Janine Booth
ISBN: IND:30000127081572
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

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.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny
ISBN: UOM:39015054037059
Release Date: 2003
Genre: American literature

Bob Dylan No Direction Home

Author: Robert Shelton
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783841900982
Release Date: 2011-03-18
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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

Author: Carl Hagenbeck
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783843070799
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Genre: Fiction

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.

M nnliche Homosexualit t

Author: Richard C. Friedman
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783642956997
Release Date: 2013-07-02
Genre: Psychology

Anhand zahlreicher Fallberichte und unter Einbezug unterschiedlichster Lehrmeinungen läßt Friedman ein Bild von männlicher Homosexualität entstehen, das anschaulich und differenziert Entwicklung und Lebensstile beschreibt - und damit Vorurteilen sowohl der Alltagsmeinung wie auch einigen offiziellen Lehrmeinungen entgegenwirkt. Friedman plädiert für einen interdisziplinären Ansatz: Zwar hält er die psychoanalytische Argumentation stringent aufrecht. Er läßt dabei jedoch keinen Zweifel daran aufkommen, daß sozial- und sexualwissenschaftliche, familiendynamische wie auch neuropsychologische und endokrinologische Kenntnisse für ein umfassendes Verständnis männlicher Homosexualität ganz wesentlich sind und keinesfalls außer acht gelassen werden dürfen. Es ist Friedman gelungen, eine kritische Abhandlung - anschaulich und verständlich geschrieben - zur männlichen Homosexualtät vorzulegen, die mit Gewinn zu lesen ist.