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The Town that Was Murdered


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About the author: Ellen Wilkinson (1891-1947) was a key figure in the socialist and feminist movement. She was born in Manchester and became the first woman on the city council, she supported women’s suffrage, became Labour MP for Jarrow and helped lead the Jarrow Crusade. She was the first female Minister of Education, in 1945 government. The Town That Was Murdered was first published by Gollancz in the Left Book Club series in 1939.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Wilkinson#Communism

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About the Editor: Dr. Matt Perry, Reader in Labour History, Newcastle University; author of "Red Ellen" Wilkinson: Her Ideas, Movements and World, Manchester University Press, 2014, and Bread and Work: the experience of unemployment 1918-1939, London, UK: Pluto, 2000.”

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