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The Suffragettes
The Suffragettes | ed. Penguin Classics
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'Once they are aroused, once they are determined, nothing on earth and nothing in heaven will make women give way; it is impossible.'
A potted history of the women who pioneered feminism and changed the world.
One of 46 new books in the bestselling Little Black Classics series, to celebrate the first ever Penguin Classic in 1946. Each book gives readers a taste of the Classics' huge range and diversity, with works from around the world and across the centuries - including fables, decadence, heartbreak, tall tales, satire, ghosts, battles and elephants.
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Connster
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This is an excellent little collection of sources both supporting and against suffrage. It was great to see lots of original material, such as transcripts of speeches, posters, bills etc. I greatly enjoyed this!

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Connster
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Today‘s a weighted blanket kind of day.

Libby1 I thought this was a great little book. 5mo
Connster @Libby1 Me too! I‘d like a larger version with more bits and bobs in it - I really liked the format. 5mo
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AnneCecilie
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My little black penguin classic book about the suffragettes fits today‘s prompt #SisterSuffragette #MusicalNewYear

This is a collection of different types of texts from the time the suffragettes fought for their rights without knowing how it would turn out.

vivastory This sounds excellent 6mo
Cinfhen 👍🏻 6mo
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RachelO
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Book and bookmark courtesy of a lovely Litten (thanks @Libby1 !)

The bookmark‘s actually from a 1908 anti-suffrage postcard (I know! I just read the small print on the back 3 timed to check!), while the book contains articles, pamphlets, posters, letters from both sides of the suffrage debate.

#SisterSuffragette #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

TrishB Presumably women had as much right to the vote as a cat...... 6mo
jenniferw88 @TrishB 😂😂😂 6mo
Cathythoughts Oh stop 😂😂😂 6mo
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Cinfhen That‘s fabulous!! I think a cat is way nicer than comparing us to dogs @TrishB 😜 6mo
rachaich Love this! We are deffo cat like :) ;) 6mo
TrishB @Cinfhen 😂😂 cats are definitely more in control! 6mo
Velvetfur That's amazing that the cat pic is so old! Good to know it's not just these days that people are laughing at cats 😃 6mo
LeahBergen That bookmark! 😍😍😍 6mo
vivastory This book sounds very interesting 6mo
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Leannr
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AnneCecilie
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I really enjoyed this book. As it says on the inside flap this book contains material from newspapers, pamphlets, posters and legal documents published between 1867 and 1928. It contains the suffragettes viewpoint and the anti-suffragette one. I really enjoyed the primary source material and getting from the time, and no analysis done in the present day.

This is book 4 for #24in48

Mollyanna Woo-hoo! You are rolling along. Great job! 12mo
AnneCecilie @Mollyanna thanks 😊 but I'm not reading the biggest books 12mo
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AnneCecilie
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From an anti-suffrage speech, actually given by a woman

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AnneCecilie
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I don‘t agree with every method the suffragettes used

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AnneCecilie
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AnneCecilie
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Starting book 4 for #24in48

After reading "The Children's Book" earlier this year, where the suffragettes are important towards the end, I really wanted to learn more. This seemed like a good starting point.

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KathyWheeler
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Interesting collection of images and documents both supporting and opposing the women‘s suffrage movement in Britain. I don‘t understand women who actively worked against the right of women to vote.

TrishB The same women who still do each other down every day 😔 13mo
KathyWheeler @TrishB I know and it makes me sad. 13mo
TrishB Me too!! 13mo
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Libby1
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Suffragettes from the WSPU burned down libraries?!?!

NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! 😱😱😱

LeahBergen What?? 😮 13mo
KathyWheeler WTH?! 13mo
rwmg ☹😭😭 13mo
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Louise Oh, say it ain't so! 😱 13mo
kathedron I'm properly horrified! 😱 13mo
tournevis I'm horrifed, BUT considering that women were likely barely welcome, and books by women were most oikely not included. How cheeky of them to leave a Pankhurst book! I don't approve of incidiary tactics obviously, but this is priceless. 13mo
DivineDiana No!!! There must have been a better way! 🙁 13mo
Libby1 @LeahBergen , @KathyWheeler , @rwmg , @Louise , @River_Voice , @tournevis - I couldn‘t believe it, either. This little book is filled with primary source materials about the journey towards women‘s suffrage. It‘s a tiny book but I learned a lot. 13mo
KathyWheeler @Libby1 I‘m definitely going to read it. 13mo
Libby1 @KathyWheeler - it‘s only Q9 in the UK. I‘m not sure how they‘re being sold in the US. 13mo
KathyWheeler @Libby1 It‘s $1.99 here for Kindle, so I bought it. 13mo
Libby1 @KathyWheeler - excellent! 13mo
tournevis @Libby1 My favourite tiny fact about UK suffragettes is that some of them were advised that throwing stones is illegal so they started throwing frozen potatos. 13mo
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AnneCecilie
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Book nr 2

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AnneCecilie
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Just back from Berlin and these are the books that came home with me. I think I showed great restrain.

Thanks @mellissimo for drawing my attention to Dussman. What a great English books selection.

CoffeeK8 Those penguin editions are lovely! 13mo
mellissimo This makes me so happy ❤ I'm glad you liked it there! I've only been to Dussmann yesterday! ^^ 13mo
AnneCecilie @mellissimo that is when I visited too. 13mo
AnneCecilie @CoffeeK8 I love them too and am likely to buy several more 13mo
mellissimo What a weird coincidence! Maybe we met without knowing 😆 13mo
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Elisa
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This tiny little Penguin Classic actually contained a surprising amount of information, including letters, articles, speeches and bills of law, all focused on the time during and after the fight for women‘s vote.

Some of it made me cringe, some of it made me mad, and most of it made me feel incredible proud to even belong to the same gender of the brave women who went through SO much to gain one more step towards equality for all of us!!

Kalalalatja Sounds good! 1y
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mrsbatman85
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Emmeline is an ancestor of mine and i am reading so much about her and the rest of the suffragettes to hand down this awesome knowledge and pride (and feminist values) to my children

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ScorpioBookDreams
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Thank you so much @TrishB for the gorgeous gifts! It was such a lovely surprise. 💕

TrishB Wow - Postie was quick 😀 glad they arrived safely. 2y
ScorpioBookDreams @TrishB thank you! 💕 2y
RachelO How lovely! 2y
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Gumwrapper99
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Women, women, women 💪#internationalwomensday

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Erin01
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I read this Penguin Little Black Classics a few weeks ago & quite enjoyed it 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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Erin01
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JDHawkins Yassss 3y
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