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Making do : women, family, and home in Montreal during the Great Depression

Author: Denyse Baillargeon; Yvonne M Klein
Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©1999.
Series: Studies in childhood and family in Canada.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Life in the Great Depresion - long lines of unemployed, soup kitchens, men riding the rails, public works projects - these are the graphic images of the Great Depression of the 1930s, popularized by the press and seared into our memories." "How did the families survive when the principal breadwinner was unemployed? How did they feed, shelter and clothe themselves when the relief payments covered barely half of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denyse Baillargeon; Yvonne M Klein
ISBN: 0889203261 9780889203266
OCLC Number: 41026778
Notes: Translation of: Ménagères au temps de la crise.
Description: xii, 232 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Studies in childhood and family in Canada.
Responsibility: Denyse Baillargeon ; translated by Yvonne Klein.

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Drawing on the intricate lives of individuals, this reveals an unexplored dimension of the Depression, showing the importance of considering the domestic sphere for understanding the complete history  Read more...

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"The translation of this book, which was well received when it was published in French in 1991, will be welcomed by anglophone readers interested not only in the history of working-class women but Read more...

 
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