Manchester Historian

Student newspaper for the University of Manchester's History Department

Monday 21st August 2017 | Manchester, UK

Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst

“Deeds Not Words” This was the slogan of the WSPU which, led by Emmeline Pankhurst was a militant suffrage group willing to resort to violence to promote her agenda. Born More »

Women on the move: Ella Baker and Amy Ashwood Garvey

Women on the move: Ella Baker and Amy Ashwood Garvey

During the early to mid-20th century, five million African-Americans made the passage from the former slave-holding south to the industrialised cities of the north and west United States. Cruel Jim More »

Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir

Feminism as a movement has evolved dramatically since its popularisation in the mid twentieth century. Today, modern Western feminists use their keyboards as their weapons substituting for the more provocative More »

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Most famous for her novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin; or Life Among the Lowly, the writer Harriet Beecher Stowe was an abolitionist whose writings had a profound effect on the public More »

The First World War: a Sexy Affair?

The First World War: a Sexy Affair?

Using the term ‘sexy’ to describe the First World War is not only majorly outdated but a more literal mistake. War has often changed the relation between masculinity and femininity;positive More »