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Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918 & ndash;1950.

Author: Selina Todd; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating account of young women's lives challenges existing assumptions about working class life and womanhood in England between the end of the First World War and the beginning of the 1950s. Selina Todd uses extensive oral histories and autobiographical material.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Selina Todd; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 271577772
Awards: Winner of Joint Winner of the Women's History Network Book Prize 2005.
Description: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Young Women and Work ; 2. Earning a Living: Daughters and the Family Economy ; 3. Entering Employment ; 4. Mobility, Migration, and Aspiration ; 5. Work Culture ; 6. 'Frivolous' Workers? Trade Unionism and Militancy ; 7. Beyond the Workplace: Leisure and Courtship ; Conclusion ; Appendix ; Bibliography

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an oustanding contribution to labour history, women's history, and gender historiography. * Economic History Review * the book has important things to say about interwar economic change ... Young Read more...

 
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