A talented artist and a free-spirit, Britain's Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) was the ultimate suffragette, but her fight went far beyond voting issues. As Rachel Holmes shows here, Pankhurst became a radical feminist, while championing Irish independence, pacifism, the rights of refugees, and the fight against racism worldwide. She spent her life in dialogue, dispute, and resolution with Winston Churchill, Vladimir Lenin, Haile Selassie, and W.E.B. DuBois, and here Holmes details how Pankhurst's rebellious political and private lives led to astonishing achievements that continue to resonate today.
"A vivid portrait of a crusading pioneer for women's rights…. Holmes' comprehensive biography can serve as inspiration for new generations of activists."—Booklist