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Book Description
London, St Clements Press, August 1908. Very good newspaper with period advs etc. 16 pages. Scarce.
Dealer Notes
Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence is credited as the originator in 1908, of the WSPU campaign colours, purple, white and green, that she described as ‘purple for dignity, white for purity and green for hope’. Emmeline and her husband, Frederick, were joint editors of the ‘Votes for Women’ periodical.

Emmeline became treasurer and fundraiser for the WSPU. In 1907, Frederick founded the WSPU periodical, ‘Votes for Women’ with Emmeline and himself as joint editors. This periodical helped recruit WSPU members and win public support for the emancipation of women.

In October 1912, Emmeline and Frederick were expelled from the WSPU seemingly because they were unhappy about the increasingly violent political activism that was being encouraged. They both feared that extreme militancy would be counter-productive and alienate hard won public support for the women’s cause.
Author Frederick & Emmeline Pethick Lawrence
Date 1908
Binding Newspaper
Publisher St Clements Press
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good
Pages 16

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