Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745332376 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745332383 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Ellen Wilkinson: From Red Suffragist to Government Minister

Paula Bartley

Ellen Wilkinson: From Red Suffragist to Government Minister

Paula Bartley

Distributed for Pluto Press

168 pages | 5.07874 x 7.79528
Paper $22.00 ISBN: 9780745332376 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $75.00 ISBN: 9780745332383 Published February 2014 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Ellen Wilkinson was a key radical figure in the 20th century British socialist and feminist movement, a woman of passionate energy who was involved in most of the major struggles of her time.

Born in October 1891 into a working-class textile family, Wilkinson was involved in women’s suffrage, helped found the British Communist Party, led the Labour Party’s anti-fascist campaign, headed the iconic Jarrow Crusade and was the first female Minister of Education.

In this lively and engaging biography, Paula Bartley charts the political life of this extraordinary campaigner who went from street agitator to government minister whilst keeping her principles intact.

Contents

Dedication
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Making of “Red Ellen”
2 The First World War and its aftermath
3 On the Opposition Benches
4 In and out of power
5. Fighting Fascism and Imperialism in the 1930s
6 In Opposition again
7 The Second World War
8 In Government
Conclusion
Notes
Index

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