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What modern campaigners can learn from the fight for women’s suffrage

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Rise Up Women! The Remarkable Lives of the Suffragettes. By Diane Atkinson. Bloomsbury Publishing; 650 pages; $40 and £30.

The Stalled Revolution: Is Equality for Women an Impossible Dream? By Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds.Emerald Publishing; 320 pages; £26.99.

Equal Power: And How You Can Make It Happen. By Jo Swinson.Atlantic Books; 383 pages; £16.99.

Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now. By Helen Pankhurst.Sceptre; 376 pages; £25.

SHE is a picture of peaceful protest. Millicent Fawcett’s clothes are unruffled, her gaze fixed, her mouth shut. She holds a placard at her waist: “Courage Calls to Courage Everywhere”. The statue, made by Gillian Wearing, will be unveiled in London’s Parliament Square on April 24th; Fawcett will be the first female figure among the statesmen in bronze. It celebrates the centenaries of two laws…Continue reading

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