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Breadwinning daughters : young working women in a depression-era city, 1929-1939

Author: Katrina Srigley
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2010.
Series: Studies in gender and history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Katrina Srigley argues that young women were central to the labour market and family economies of Depression-era Toronto.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katrina Srigley
ISBN: 9781442640290 1442640294 9781442610033 1442610034
OCLC Number: 426222064
Awards: Winner of Alison Prentice Award in Women's History awarded by Ontario Historical Society 2013 (Canada)
Description: xii, 206 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Young working women in a Depression-Era world --
Breadwinning girls and substitute mothers : negotiating family responsibilities --
Young women's job options in an urban labour market in the 1930's --
Where is a woman safe? City spaces, workplaces, and households --
The rough 'n' ready spinsters' club : working women's leisure and respectability.
Series Title: Studies in gender and history.
Responsibility: Katrina Srigley.

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'This book is an important and needed addition to Depression era historiography, labour studies, and oral history, and goes a long way in balancing the previous literature on male employment and Read more...

 
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