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Manuscript/Mixed Material Enclosure: Emmeline Pankhurst's Speech at Smith Opera House, Geneva, New York

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Title

  • Enclosure: Emmeline Pankhurst's Speech at Smith Opera House, Geneva, New York

Names

  • Pankhurst, Emmeline (Author)

Created / Published

  • 22-Nov-09

Headings

  • -  Miller, Anne Fitzhugh (1856-1912)
  • -  Geneva (New York) Political Equality Club
  • -  Rose, Arthur P
  • -  suffrage-Militant
  • -  suffrage-constitutional amendment
  • -  United States-Constitution-Suffrage Amendment
  • -  Palmer, Rhoda J
  • -  Women's Social and Political Union (England)
  • -  England-woman suffrage
  • -  Right of petition
  • -  Pankhurst, Emmeline (1858-1928)
  • -  Gladstone, Herbert
  • -  Taft, William Howard
  • -  Holloway Jail, London
  • -  Asquith, Prime Minister Herbert
  • -  Parker, Edgar
  • -  hunger strike
  • -  Paul, Alice (1885-1977)
  • -  England-Liberal Party
  • -  women prisoners
  • -  Leighton, , Lady Constance
  • -  Habberfield, Honorable Mrs
  • -  Manuscripts

Genre

  • Manuscripts

Notes

  • -  Emmeline Pankhurst, speaking in Geneva, New York, compared the women's revolution in England to the American Revolution to justify militant action. English women of all classes seek political equality and the parliamentary vote, equal pay and equal opportunity to education. They tried persuasion for fifty years, served on boards, cleaned up corruption and were then ignored by the Liberal Party, so now must demand and threaten and ridicule, as men have, to get their rights. More violence done to women than by them. Barred from meetings; refused right of petition; 5,000 police stop 13 women from presenting petition to Prime Minister Asquith. Alice Paul laid in rain on roof all night in Glasgow, but was discovered before she could question the Prime Minister; later she was jailed in London, force fed and degrated; will American men or President Taft intervene? Response to Questions: Gladstone thought ballot right for agricultural voters, whether they wanted it or not, same for women; explains why she struck police inspector on cheek twice as formality to get arrested and protect older demonstrators
  • -  Last two pages summarize remarks by Anne Fitzhugh Miller, encouraging audience to join the Geneva Political Equality Club and to sign the circulating petition requesting that the United States Congress submit to the state legislatures an amendment to the Constitution enabling women to vote. Petition was first signed by Rhoda J. Palmer, age 93, who signed the Declaration of Rights at Seneca Falls in 1848.

Medium

  • typescript speech, 35 p.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • series: Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; Scrapbook 8 (1909-1910)

Source Collection

  • Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911

Repository

  • Rare Book And Special Collections Division

Digital Id

Online Format

  • image
  • online text

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Credit Line: Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection.

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Chicago citation style:

Pankhurst, Emmeline. Enclosure: Emmeline Pankhurst's Speech at Smith Opera House, Geneva, New York. 22-Nov-09, 1909. Manuscript/Mixed Material. https://www.loc.gov/item/rbcmiller004014/.

APA citation style:

Pankhurst, E. (1909) Enclosure: Emmeline Pankhurst's Speech at Smith Opera House, Geneva, New York. 22-Nov-09. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/rbcmiller004014/.

MLA citation style:

Pankhurst, Emmeline. Enclosure: Emmeline Pankhurst's Speech at Smith Opera House, Geneva, New York. 22-Nov-09, 1909. Manuscript/Mixed Material. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/rbcmiller004014/>.