“The Price of Liberty” is the manuscript version of Jessie Kenney’s Russian Diary, a journal she kept during her visit to Russia with Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in 1917 to convince women to support the war effort. The manuscript remained unpublished. The Introduction recalls the historical shift in the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) when they turned from militant suffragettes fighting for women’s emancipation and voting rights in Britain to supporters of the war effort and the British government.
Kenney Papers, University of East (UEA) Anglia Archives
Copyright: Estate of Jessie Kenney. All rights reserved. Included here by kind permission of Warwick Kenney-Taylor (son of Annie Kenney) and later generations of the Kenney and Taylor families.