Labour Women in Power - Bartley, Paula
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This book examines the political lives and contributions of Margaret Bondfield, Ellen Wilkinson, Barbara Castle, Judith Hart and Shirley Williams, the only five women to achieve Cabinet rank in a Labour Government from the party's creation until Blair became Prime Minister. Paula Bartley brings together newly discovered archival material and published work to provide a survey of these women, all of whom managed to make a mark out of all proportion to their numbers. Charting their ideas, characters, and formative influences, Bartley provides an account of their rise to power, analysing their…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
This book examines the political lives and contributions of Margaret Bondfield, Ellen Wilkinson, Barbara Castle, Judith Hart and Shirley Williams, the only five women to achieve Cabinet rank in a Labour Government from the party's creation until Blair became Prime Minister. Paula Bartley brings together newly discovered archival material and published work to provide a survey of these women, all of whom managed to make a mark out of all proportion to their numbers. Charting their ideas, characters, and formative influences, Bartley provides an account of their rise to power, analysing their contribution to policy making, and assessing their significance and reputation. She shows that these women were not a homogeneous group, but came from diverse family backgrounds, entered politics in their own discrete way, and rose to power at different times. Some were more successful than others, but despite their diversity these women shared one thing in common: they all functioned in a male world.

  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin; Springer International Publishing;
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 978-3-030-14287-2
  • 1st ed.
  • Erscheinungstermin: 23. Mai 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 18mm
  • Gewicht: 522g
  • ISBN-13: 9783030142872
  • ISBN-10: 3030142876
  • Artikelnr.: 55038601
Autorenporträt
Paula Bartley is a feminist historian who has written widely on, and promoted, women's history. She is the author of The Changing Role of Women (1996), Prostitution (1999), Votes for Women (2007), and also biographies of Emmeline Pankhurst (2002), Ellen Wilkinson (2014), and Queen Victoria (2016).
Inhaltsangabe
Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: A Woman in a Man's World: Margaret Bondfield's Early Career, 1873-1929.- Chapter 3: Over the Glass Cliff: The First Female Cabinet Minister, 1929-1953.- Chapter 4: The Mighty Atom: Ellen Wilkinson, 1891-1945.- Chapter 5: The First Female Minister of Education, 1945-1947.- Chapter 6: A Political Apprenticeship: Barbara Castle, 1910-1964.- Chapter 7: In and Out of Cabinet, 1964-2002.- Chapter 8: From Burnley to Lanark: Judith Hart, 1924-1968.- Chapter 9: The First Woman Paymaster General and Beyond, 1968-1991.- Chapter 10: Climbing the Parliamentary Ladder: Shirley Williams, 1930-1974.- Chapter 11: In the Cabinet and Out of Labour, 1974-2018.- Chapter 12: Conclusion.