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Suffragette: The Diary of Dollie Baxter, London 1909-1913 (My Story)

by Carol Drinkwater

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This entire series is a wonderful way to learn history or teach it to adolescents. I find today's generations seem to recall more when they learn through other people (pop songs, celebrity gossip, etc.), so what better way to teach history than through someone else's perspective? Yes, "authentic" diaries would be "better", but would the language really hold the modern student's attention? Did the diary writer know what WOULD be important in the context of history? Probably not.
  benuathanasia | Sep 5, 2012 |
Dolly has been rescued from poverty by a wealthy lady who has just died. She has been taught to read and write and hopes one day to have a job as a journalist. The year is 1910 and Dolly is now looked after by Flora who has many connections with the Suffragette movement. This is a novel that captures the struggle English women went through to gain a voting rights ; including prison and gruesome force feeding ( )
  nicsreads | Jun 16, 2007 |
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18th June, 1910 We marched from the Embankment to the Albert Hall. It was a glorious day. The sun shone warmly. Everyone was in good spirits. There were aristocrats, artists, even my mother looked happy. She who has been so opposed to my work with the WSPU. More than 10,000 people had rallied and there were dozens of bands playing. It was quite incredible. We waved banners, carried flowers, sang along with the tunes. Hundreds who have been imprisoned for our Cause marched together in a powerful band. It was all very rousing of spirit. I felt proud to be a woman, proud to be alive, proud to be a part of a movement that is fighting to make a difference.

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Fourteen-year-old Dollie is drawn into the fight for the right of women to vote and soon joins Women' Social and Polictal Union. As the fight gets harder she gets pulled deeper and deeper into the suffragette movement. Includes brief historical notes and a timeline of events. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.… (more)

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