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Sylvia Pankhurst, socialist feminist, was a prodigiously energetic writer, battling in print for most of the first half of the twentieth century for causes like the struggle for women's emancipation, the improvement of work and maternity conditions for poor women, and later for Ethiopian independence, in scores of letters, pamphlets, articles, and non-fiction monographs. She also produced a few poems, and translated poetry by others.
5 May 1882 SP was born, the middle daughter in a famous family; her four siblings included Christabel, Adela, and two brothers who died relatively young. Bibliographic Citation link.
1908 The London Magazine printed SP's article "Women Workers of England", illustrated with her own unique paintings. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 February 1931 SP published probably her best-known work, her recollections entitled The Suffragette Movement: An Intimate Account of Persons and Ideals. Bibliographic Citation link.
December 1955 SP published the 735-page Ethiopia: A Cultural History, featuring many illustrations and prodigious research by her son Richard. Bibliographic Citation link.
27 September 1960 SP died after an attack of coronary thrombosis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Bibliographic Citation link.
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