Sylvia Pankhurst (1882–1960)

  • Yvonne M. Klein


With her mother, Emmeline, and sister, Christabel, Sylvia Pankhurst was one of the founders of the militant suffrage group, the WSPU. Her repudiation of her mother and sister’s war-induced jingoism cemented the political and personal rift which had developed between them. Sylvia Pankhurst spent the war years in London’s East End, among the city’s poorest inhabitants, where the effects of the war-time exploitation of London’s laboring classes was only too evident. The Home Front (1933) records her responses to what she experienced there.


Civil Disobedience Hunger Strike Home Worker Saturday Afternoon Military Conscription 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yvonne M. Klein
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  1. 1.Dawson CollegeWestmountCanada

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