"What makes a book live? A book lives through the passionate recommendation of one reader to another. Nothing can throttle this basic impulse in the human being. Despite the views of cynics and misanthropes, it is my belief that men will always strive to
share their deepest experiences."
There was a marvelous British series that was shown on Masterpiece Theatre (I think) *years* ago, Shoulder to Shoulder, about the suffragist movement in England, focusing on the Pankhurst women. It doesn't appear to be available on DVD (which is a shame), but there is a related book: http://www.amazon.com/---/0394497341