Ellen Wilkinson: From Red Suffragist to Government Minister

Author: 
Paula Bartley
Publishing Year: 
2014
Publishing House: 
Pluto Press
Number of pages: 
168
Language: 
English
Volumes: 
1
ISBN: 
978-0745332376

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.