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Eleanor Marx and women today

by Dana Mills
  • Key point 1
    As a young woman, Eleanor Marx was influenced by her father, Karl Marx, as well as Friedrich Engels and the Burns sisters.
  • Key point 2
    For Eleanor, socialism and feminism were inseparable. Rachel Holmes’ new biography of Eleanor Marx positions her as the foremost thinker of socialist feminism at the end of the 19th century.
  • Key point 3
    She played a key role as a grassroots organiser in the workers’ movement, helping to create the trade union that would become Britain’s largest today.