Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Jill Liddington: Interview

Rebel Girls, a new work by Jill Liddington, tells stories of the Suffragettes in Britain. The women profiled in these stories were part of a broad political movement. Liddington goes beyond the better-known suffragettes who were mainly middle and upper-class women to put the movement's story back "where it sprang from: the everyday experiences of ordinary women."

During the political struggle, safe houses were established to shelter fugitive suffragettes. British women achieved voting rights in 1928.

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