‘A double claim to be consulted’: the Pankhurst sisters’ newspaper coverage of Ireland, 1912–18

Scheopner, Erin Kate. 2020. ‘A double claim to be consulted’: the Pankhurst sisters’ newspaper coverage of Ireland, 1912–18. Women's History Review, 29(7), pp. 1182-1200. ISSN 0961-2025 [Article]

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The Irish question and women’s suffrage were two noteworthy topics of debate in Britain and Ireland in the period surrounding the Great War. Both questions challenged British constitutional politics, split opinion, and prompted newspaper coverage. This article is interested in the debates as they occurred in Britain. Through a case study of two British suffrage newspapers, The Suffragette/Britannia (1912–18) and The Woman’s Dreadnought/The Workers’ Dreadnought (1914–24), edited respectively by Christabel and Sylvia Pankhurst, this article investigates how British suffrage press reported on Ireland. It asks: how did British suffrage press coverage of the Irish question develop throughout 1912–18? It argues The Suffragette/Britannia and The Woman’s Dreadnought/The Workers’ Dreadnought are useful representations of the Pankhurst sisters’ diverging political opinion, which also evoked wider women’s suffrage themes, and how the Great War and immediate post-war period shaped and interacted with the competing political priorities of women’s suffrage and the Irish question.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2020.1723209

Additional Information:

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Women's History Review on 3 February 2020, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/09612025.2020.1723209.

Keywords:

WWI, Anglo-Irish, Suffrage, British newspapers, Pankhurst, Irish question, Home Rule

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

History

Dates:

DateEvent
2020Published
3 February 2020Published Online
25 January 2020Accepted

Item ID:

28205

Date Deposited:

18 Feb 2020 14:26

Last Modified:

27 Jan 2021 10:04

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

https://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/28205

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