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'Red Ellen' Wilkinson
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'Red Ellen' Wilkinson: Her ideas, movements and world

Matt Perry

Abstract

This study seeks to delve beyond the familiar image of Ellen Wilkinson as the leader of the Jarrow Crusade. It has attempted to unearth new evidence to provide a richer understanding of this figure who is remarkable in terms of her achievements, her acquaintances and her witnessing of history's great turning points. From a humble background, she ascended to the rank of Minister in the 1945 Labour government. Yet she was much more than a conventional Labour politician. She wrote journalism, political theory and novels. She was both a socialist and a feminist; at times, she described herself as ... More

Keywords: Anti-fascism, feminism, Marxism, Labour, biography, socialism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087202
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087202.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matt Perry, author