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Red Ellen

The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

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$31.00 • £24.95 • €28.00

ISBN 9780674971523

Publication Date: 10/10/2016

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568 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

30 halftones

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In Red Ellen, Laura Beers…draws a multifaceted portrait, capturing the woman herself as well as her remarkable political career.—Martin Rubin, The Wall Street Journal

Gives readers a vivid insight into the life of one of the most important figures in the history of the British radical left.—Katherine Williams, LSE Review of Books

Beers has produced a detailed account of an extraordinary life.—Clare Griffiths, Times Higher Education

A thorough, readable account of a remarkable life. From working class roots in Manchester, Ellen Wilkinson went on to become a socialist, suffragist, Labour MP, journalist, novelist, internationalist, trade unionist, Jarrow Crusade leader, and the only woman in Attlee’s postwar Cabinet—a lifetime journey few women, or men, could achieve even now.—Pat Thane, coauthor of Sinners? Scroungers? Saints? Unmarried Motherhood in Twentieth-Century England

Extremely well researched and exceptionally well written, Red Ellen is work of the very highest caliber by an immensely talented historian of twentieth-century Britain. Beers provides a real sense of who Ellen Wilkinson was, how people reacted to her, and most importantly of all, why she mattered.—Andrew Thorpe, author of Parties at War: Political Organisation in Second World War Britain

A highly accessible biography of a major figure of twentieth-century British political culture. Beers presents her case for Wilkinson as a political polymath with verve and a convincing narrative style, and reveals the multifarious roles in politics—both parliamentary and extra-parliamentary—that Wilkinson played.—Susan Pennybacker, author of From Scottsboro to Munich: Race and Political Culture in 1930s Britain

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