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I appreciate that @BlachlyJames was honest when the NYT asked why he initially hesitated to conduct Ethel Smyth’s work. “I have to confess I had this sense that if I hadn’t heard of her, then she must not be very good.” Suffrage & 🎼🧵👇 Ethel Smyth…

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Alice Paul & Lucy Burns didn’t rebel against the mainstream suffrage organization. It kicked them out. Natl Am. Woman Suffrage Assoc was an organization of white moderates. Religiously conservative, politically mainstream, proudly respectable.…

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While Alice Paul was in London’s Holloway Prison with a feeding tube forced down her nose, Emmeline Pankhurst traveled to the US to raise funds and promote the cause. American women were fascinated to see the British radical up close. 🧵 On Monday,…

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British suffragists got angry and impatient before the Americans did. Their breakaway radical faction became known as “suffragettes” - it was meant as a slur, until they adopted it proudly. [Protest history thread.] Emmeline Pankhurst and her…

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When non-violent protest has failed, destroying property gets the attention of the ruling class. Suffragette thread. In the UK, Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughters founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903. WSPU was a breakaway from the…

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British women fought for the vote under the banner “Deeds, Not Words.” Looking at this image of a cricket club set ablaze in 1913, I marvel at their rage, expressed. According to @suffragettelife - a kindred spirit across the Atlantic - the arsonists…
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