Two Americans in Guildhall Exploit

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Two Americans in Guildhall Exploit

Subject

This article details the emergence of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns in the radical suffragist movement in England. It also credits Alice Paul with originating the hunger strike as a way to protest imprisonment.

Description

The Guildhall Exploit was an assault on the refined world of the English government. Long accustomed to relying on a stubborn style of compromise the British government was slow to recognize the seriousness of the suffragist movement. Smashing windows and confronting politicians were the tactics of the suffragists in England, particularly those who followed the example of Emily Pankhurst. The first article is the earliest article I could find that talks about Alice Paul and Lucy Burns in detail about their efforts in England. The article credits Alice Paul with inventing the hunger strike, a claim, if it can be substantiated, that could alter the way we think about the origins of social protest the world over.

Creator

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES.

Source

New York Times (1857-1922). New York, N.Y.: Nov 12, 1909. pg. 1, 1 pgs

Publisher

ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)

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Open source for educational purposes

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Citation

Special Cable to THE NEW YORK TIMES., “Two Americans in Guildhall Exploit,” The Suffragette Movement: Picketing the White House , accessed August 21, 2017, http://picketingpresidentwilson.omeka.net/items/show/13.