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Prisons And Prisoners

Constance Lytton (author) Professor Jason Haslam (Series edited by)

ISBN: 9781551115931

Publication Date: Aug 2008

Format: Paperback

Lady Constance Lytton, a turn of the century suffragette, recounts her efforts on behalf of women's rights, and her experiences in prison. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Prisons and Prisoners is the autobiography of aristocratic suffragette Constance Lytton. In it, she details her militant actions in the struggle to gain the vote for women, including her masquerade and imprisonment as the working-class "Jane Warton." As a member of a well-known political family (and grand-daughter of the famous novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton), Lytton's arrests garnered much attention at the time, but she was treated differently than other suffragettes because of her class—when other suffragettes were forcibly fed while on hunger strikes, she was released. "Jane Warton," however, was forcibly fed, an act that permanently damaged Lytton's health, but that also became a singular moment in the history of women's and prisoner's rights.

This Broadview edition includes news articles, reviews, and illustrations on women's suffrage from the periodicals of the time.
Pages 372
Date Published 30 Aug 2008
Publisher Broadview Press
Subject/s British & Irish history  
Jason Haslam is Associate Professor of English at Dalhousie University and the author of Fitting Sentences: Identity in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Prison Narratives
(University of Toronto Press, 2005).
Academics please note that this is a title classified as having a restricted allocation of complimentary copies. While the availability of bound complimentary copies is restricted to desk copies only, electronic complimentary copies are readily available for those professors wishing to consider this title for possible course adoption. Should you choose to adopt the book after viewing an electronic copy we will be happy to provide a bound desk copy.

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