It was also a privilege, providing Eleanor Marx
with an education that few women of her generation could get and bringing her into the society of world-famous radical thinkers.
helped to organize these women into a female branch of the National Union of Gasworkers and General Labourers (NUG&GL) and, in October 1889, a meeting of 5,000 male members voted unanimously to admit women into the union to fight as one group to improve the conditions of all.
The document collection also allows us to recognise the breadth of support the Haymarket Eight received from the likes of Samuel Gompers, President of the American Federation of Labor, District 49 of the rival Knights of Labor, notable socialists and anarchists such as Eleanor Marx
and Peter Kropotkin, and literary figures such as William Dean Howells.
Ya en 1888, Eleanor Marx
habia "reclamado" a Shelley como "un Socialista de nuestros dias", diciendo que "el vio mas claramente que Byron, que parece apenas haberlo notado, que la epopeya del siglo XIX iba a ser la lucha entre la clase productora y la poseedora" y que "este solo hecho [.
Thefin-de-siecle writers grouped together in chapter 5--Mathilde Blind, Eleanor Marx
, and Marie Corelli--were more interested in Shakespeare's biography and depicted Stratford as an idealized rural site that was 'less oppressive .
Through his friendship with socialists such as Ben Tillett, Edward Aveling, and Eleanor Marx
Aveling, he gained the education he had been denied as a youngster.
What Gibbs offers instead is a balanced account of Shaw's relationships with women, including his wife Charlotte (platonic by mutual consent), Janet Achurch, Eleanor Marx
Aveling, Annie Besant, Mrs Patrick Campbell, Florence Farr, Alice Lockett, May Morris, Edith Nesbit, Bertha Newcombe, Jenny Patterson, Ellen Terry, and Molly Tompkins.
Yvonne Kapp is best known for her biography of Eleanor Marx
The beautiful and erudite Eleanor Marx
, Karl's oldest daughter, had close friendships with two important figures in nineteenth-century medievalism who themselves were social activists.
Among them were Eleanor Marx
, Olive Schreiner, Margaret Harkness, Dollie Maitland (Radford) and Beatrix Potter (Webb).
From there the list grows more unusual: Eleanor Marx
, Karl's daughter and the long-suffering wife of socialist radical Edward Aveling; South African writer Olive Schreiner; British literary figures Rebecca West and Vera Brittain; Columbia-educated anthropologists Parsons, Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Zora Neale Hurston.
Karl Marx's life is magnificently examined within its historical and family context in Yvonne Kapp's Eleanor Marx
, Volume 1 (1977).