The Resource In the thick of the fight : the writing of Emily Wilding Davison, militant suffragette, Carolyn P. Collette

In the thick of the fight : the writing of Emily Wilding Davison, militant suffragette, Carolyn P. Collette

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In the thick of the fight : the writing of Emily Wilding Davison, militant suffragette
Title
In the thick of the fight
Title remainder
the writing of Emily Wilding Davison, militant suffragette
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn P. Collette
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the most memorable images of the British women's suffrage movement occurred on June 4, Derby Day, 1913. As the field of horses approached a turning at Epsom, militant suffragette Emily Wilding Davison ducked out from under the railing and ran onto the track, reaching for the bridle of the King's horse, and was killed in the collision. While her death transformed her into a heroine, it all but erased her identity. To identify what impelled Davison to suffer multiple imprisonments, to experience the torture of force-feedings and the insults of hostile members of the crowds who came to hear her speak, Carolyn P. Collette explores a largely ignored source--the writing to which Davison dedicated so much time and effort during the years from 1908 to 1913. Davison's writing is an implicit apologia for why she lived the life of a militant suffragette and where she continually revisits and restates the principles that guided her: that woman suffrage was necessary to improve the lives of men, women, and children; that the freedom and justice women sought was sanctioned by God and unjustly withheld by humans whose opposition constituted a tyranny that had to be opposed; and that the evolution of human progress demanded that women become fully equal citizens of their nation in every respect-- politically, economically, and culturally. In the Thick of the Fight makes available for the first time the archive of published and unpublished writings of Emily Wilding Davison. Collette reorients both scholarly and public attention away from a single, defining event to the complexity of Davison's contributions to modern feminist discourse, giving the reader a sense of the vibrancy and diversity of Davison's suffrage writings"--
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Dewey number
324.6/230941
Index
no index present
LC call number
JN979
LC item number
.C65 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
In the thick of the fight : the writing of Emily Wilding Davison, militant suffragette, Carolyn P. Collette
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface; Chapter 1. Seizing the Moment; Chapter 2. Reading and Writing for the Cause; Chapter 3. Visionary Women, Rebels for God's Laws; Chapter 4. Paying the Price: Militancy, Prison, and Violence; Chapter 5. Answering Point for Point: The 1911 Letters; Afterword; Appendix: Brief Biographical Index of Persons Emily Davison Refers to in Her Writing; Further Reading
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ocn863157496
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Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780472029556
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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unknown
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)863157496
  • pebcs047202955X

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