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Our mother's land : chapters in Welsh women's history, 1830-1939

Author: Angela V John
Publisher: Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1991.
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"This lively volume - the first devoted to Welsh women's history - rescues the submerged lives of women over the last two centuries from oblivion, and uses their varied histories to redefine Wales as not merely 'the land of our fathers'." "What was the role of women in enforcing the rural community's sanctions against adulterers? What impression of women's lives is given by the Welsh-language periodicals of the last  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Our mother's land.
Cardiff : University of Wales Press, 1991
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela V John
ISBN: 0708311202 9780708311202 0708311296 9780708311295
OCLC Number: 26355671
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, 1 map, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Women, community and collective action:the Ceffyl Pren tradition/Rosemary A.N. Jones.-Beyond paternalism:the ironmaster's wife in the industrial community/Angela V. John.-The true 'Cymraes':images of women in women's 19C Welsh periodicals/Sian Rhiannon Williams.-"Do not go gentle into that good night'?women and suicide in Carmarthenshire, c.1860-1920/Russell Davies --
Counting the cost of coal:women's lives in the Rhondda,1881-1911/Dot Jones.-From temperance to suffrage?/Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan.-'The petty antics of the bell-ringing boisterous band'?The women's suffrage movement in Wales,1890-1918/Kay Cook and Neil Evans.-Munitionettes, maid and mams:women in Wales,1914-1939/Deirdre Beddoe.
Responsibility: edited by Angela V. John.


This study of Welsh communities encompasses the female experience and provides a critical perspective on gender. The essays should also offer a valuable comparative angle, aiding a wider  Read more...


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