Item description for The Women's Century: A Celebration of Changing Roles by Mary Turner...
The twentieth century saw female roles changing more rapidly than during any other period of history. In 1900 women were domestic creatures; wives, mothers, workers and ornaments. Some had long sought new rights and freedoms. In the course of a turbulent century, which included two World Wars and an explosion in technology and communications, women had gained a vote and a voice and by 2000 had permeated every male bastion from the professional workplace to the corridors of power.
This illustrated survey charts that incredible journey with each chapter dedicated to a decade of the century. It takes us from the suffragettes to the war workers; from the 'Women's Libbers' to the modern executive. Changing roles are examined, as well as the causes and agents of change. Real women from all walks of life are featured in anecdotes from sources including The National Archives. An ideal gift for women of all ages, this is the first popular review of how real UK women's lives changed.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.53" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.23 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2006
Publisher The National Archives
ISBN 1903365848 ISBN13 9781903365847
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More About Mary Turner
Mary Turner has written and published numerous articles on the subject.