Letter written by Emeline Pankhurst to members of the Women's Social and Political Union(UK), 10 January, 1913, outlining the case for militancy.

Title

Letter written by Emeline Pankhurst to members of the Women's Social and Political Union(UK), 10 January, 1913, outlining the case for militancy.

Subject

Emeline (Emily) Pankhurst's famous call for "Deeds not words" in the women's suffrage movement in England.

Description

Emily Pankhurst derides the suffragists who favor a conciliatory approach to the British political establishment. Ignoring the pledge to consider women's suffrage in the coming days Pankhurst argues that more, not less, aggression was needed to create support for the suffragette's. Pankhurst's aggression was in stark contrast to that of many other suffragists and reformers, having more in common with radical political and labor groups than the middle class progressives.

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Creator

The National Archives

Source

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documents/education/suffragettes.pdf

Publisher

Document: CRIM 1/139/2

Date

January 10, 1913

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Rights

Open for use for education

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Citation

The National Archives , “Letter written by Emeline Pankhurst to members of the Women's Social and Political Union(UK), 10 January, 1913, outlining the case for militancy.,” The Suffragette Movement: Picketing the White House , accessed June 28, 2017, http://picketingpresidentwilson.omeka.net/items/show/9.