Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class

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The associational life of middle-class women in twentieth-century England has been largely ignored by historians. During the Second World War women's clubs, guilds, and institutes provided a basis for the mobilization of up to a million women, mainly housewives, into unpaid part-time work. Women's Voluntary Service, which was set up by the Government in 1938 to organize this work, generated a rich archive of reports and correspondence which provide the social historian with a unique window into the female public sphere. ...

Women, Social Leadership, and the Second World War: Continuities of Class 2002, OUP Oxford, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199243297

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