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ANGELA WOOLLACOTT - On Her Their Lives Depend Munitions Workers in the Great War

Title: On Her Their Lives Depend Munitions Workers in the Great War
Description: University of California Press, 1994, (1e druk), 241 blz., Porto 4,50 euro NL, ISBN 9780520085022, Paperback, in excellent condition. With illustrations., A lively and scrupulous account of one of the wartime occupations that fostered crucial transformations in women's socioeconomic status during the early twentieth century. . . . Extremely useful both to scholars of women's history and to students of modernism."--Sandra M. Gilbert, coauthor of The Madwoman in the Attic "A stunning achievement. . . . A wide-ranging, multifaceted, and beautifully nuanced rendering of the experiences of munitions workers in World War I. Especially impressive is the way that Woollacott incorporates a detailed analysis of the differences among women into a narrative that illuminates how gender and class together shaped the affect of the war on women's lives. Woollacott draws out the implications of her inquiry to propose a considered assessment of the extent to which the war was a watershed in the history of British women in the twentieth century."--Sonya O. Rose, author of Limited Livelihoods "Woollacott bursts some myths and corrects some misapprehensions in her excellent study [that] tells us how World War I changed the lives of women and contributes to our greater understanding of how women changed the life of Britain."--R. J. Q. Adams, author of Arms and the Wizard: Lloyd George and the Ministry of Munitions, 1915-1916 "A thorough and excellent discussion of the role and significance of women's work in munitions in the First World War. . . . Indubitably offers an original and unusual contribution."--Philippa Levine, author of Private Lives & Public Commitment: Feminist Resistance in England, 1860-1900 "An important intervention in the growing literature on women and the Great War. . . . Woollacott has told an essential part of that story, and has done so with learning, grace, and modesty. A fine book, indispensable to students of the period."--J. M. Winter, Cambridge University "A pioneering study. It illuminates, to an extent not achieved hitherto, two entwined aspects of Britain's war experience: the conversion to war needs of a peace economy; and the central part played by women in this transformation."--Trevor Wilson, author of The Myriad Faces of War: Britain and the Great War 1914-1918.


Price: EUR 27.50 = appr. US$ 29.89 Seller: Boek2 Antiquariaat
- Book number: U50P131/107148

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