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Feminist politician Eleanor Rathbone is called by a recent biographer "the most significant woman in British politics in the first half of the 20th century." Bibliographic Citation link. She wrote books, pamphlets, and essays on the various social and political causes to which she was committed throughout her long career. In many of her texts, she blends argument about more than one of the many movements or initiatives she supported, such as feminism and state-funded family endowments.
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12 May 1872 ER was born at 14 Princes Gardens in London, the youngest but one in a large family.  Bibliographic Citation link.
20 November 1903 ER presented a report which next year became her first publication: Report of an Inquiry into the Conditions of Dock Labour at the Liverpool Docks. Bibliographic Citation link.
March 1924 ER issued her best-known text, a socio-economic study entitled The Disinherited Family: A Plea for the Endowment of the Family. Bibliographic Citation link.
January 1945 ER published another pamphlet, Falsehoods and Facts about the Jews: the latest work listed by Susan Pedersen among her principal writings. Bibliographic Citation link.
2 January 1946 ER died suddenly of a stroke at her home, 26 Hampstead Lane, Highgate, London. Bibliographic Citation link.
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