Low Price Guarantee
We Take School POs
'Red Ellen' Wilkinson: Her Ideas, Movements and World
Contributor(s): Perry, Matt (Author)

View larger image

ISBN: 0719097444     ISBN-13: 9780719097447
Publisher: Manchester University Press
OUR PRICE: $35.10  

Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: May 2015
Temporarily out of stock - Will ship within 2 to 5 weeks
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- History | Europe - Great Britain - General
- History | Modern - 20th Century
- Social Science | Gender Studies
Dewey: 941.082
Physical Information: 0.87" H x 6.14" W x 9.21" L (1.31 lbs) 424 pages
- Chronological Period - 20th Century
- Cultural Region - British Isles
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
This study delves beyond the familiar image of Ellen Wilkinson as the leader of the Jarrow Crusade. It has unearthed new evidence to provide a richer understanding of her remarkable 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 a revolutionary. She met Lenin, Trotsky and
Gandhi. She experienced first-hand Soviet Russia, the GM sit-down strikes, the Indian civil disobedience campaign, the Spanish Civil War and the Third Reich. While viewed in the collective imagination as 'Red Ellen', whose politics were as red as her hair, her ideas were not static and present a
series of puzzles. This study deploys transnational and social movement theory perspectives to grapple with the complexity of her ideas and her relationship with the movements for social transformation. Interest in Wilkinson remains strong among academic and non-academic audiences alike. This is in
part because her principal concerns - working-class representation, the status of women, capitalist crisis, war, anti-fascism - remain central to contentious politics today.
Customer ReviewsSubmit your own review
To tell a friend about this book, you must Sign In First!