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Magnificent women and their revolutionary machines

Author: Henrietta Heald
Publisher: London : Unbound, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Women have won their political independence. Now is the time for them to achieve their economic freedom too.' This was the great rallying cry of the pioneers who, in 1919, created the Women's Engineering Society. Spearheaded by Katharine and Rachel Parsons, a powerful mother and daughter duo, and Caroline Haslett, whose mission was to liberate women from domestic drudgery, it was the world's first professional  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Caroline Haslett; Rachel Parsons
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henrietta Heald
ISBN: 9781783526604 1783526602
OCLC Number: 1080083743
Description: xi, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Leading ladies --
A brilliant inheritance --
Fires of ambition --
A new dawn --
Seeds of revolution --
Virgin huntresses --
Political longings --
Good times and bad times --
The all-electric home --
Conquest of the air --
Conflicts and dreams --
Jagged abnormalities --
A defence of provocation.
Responsibility: Henrietta Heald.

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