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Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change
Mrs Pankhurst's purple feather : fashion, fury and feminism - women's fight for change
Boase, Tessa2018
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When Mrs Pankhurst stormed the House of Commons with her militant suffragettes in 1908, she wore on her hat a voluptuous purple feather. Twelve years earlier, a very different women's campaign captured the public imagination. Its aim was to stamp out the fashion for feathers in hats. Leading the fight was Etta Lemon. She was anti-fashion, anti-feminist -- and anti-suffrage. Britain's biggest conservation charity, the RSPB, was born through the determined efforts of a handful of women led by Mrs Lemon. Boase explores these rival, overlapping campaigns to show a society in transformation. -- adapted from jacket.
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Imprint:
London : Aurum Press, 2018.
Collation:
xvi, 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-309) and index.
Contents:
Prologue -- Feathers -- Birds -- Hats -- Votes -- Power -- Epilogue.
ISBN:
9781781316542
Dewey class:
305.420941322.4
Language:
English
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Beaumaris LibraryBiography322.4 PANAvailable
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