The Resource Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson

Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson

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Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War
Title
Singled out
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how two million women survived without men after the First World War
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Virginia Nicholson
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Language
eng
Summary
"The First World War deprived Britain of three quarters of a million soldiers, leaving as many more incapacitated. In 1919 a generation of women who unquestioningly believed marriage to be their birthright discovered that here were, quite simply, not enough men to go round. They became known as 'the Surplus Women'." "Many of us remember them: they wee our teachers, our maiden aunts, women who seemed to have lost out life's feast. This book tells their stories: it tells of the student weeping for a lost world as the Armistice bells pealed ... the socialite who dedicated her life to resurrecting the past after her soldier love was killed ... the Bradford mill girl whose campaign to better the lot of the 'War spinsters' was to make her a public figure ... and of many other who reinvented themselves." "Tracing their fates, Virginia Nicholson shows how the single woman of the inter-War decades had to stop depending on a man for her income, her identity and her happiness. Some just endured; others challenged the conventions, fought the system, found fulfilment. Singled Out pays homage to a remarkable generation of women. They were changed by war; in their turn they helped change society. These pages offer some of their solutions, and also some of their consolations."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
306.8153094109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.W7
LC item number
N73 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
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Singled out : how two million women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [273]-292) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Caring, sharing
  • 6.
  • A grand feeling
  • 7.
  • The magnificent regiment of women
  • 1.
  • Where have all the young men gone?
  • 2.
  • 'A world that doesn't want me'
  • 3.
  • On the shelf
  • 4.
  • Business girls
  • "The First World War deprived Britain of three quarters of a million soldiers, leaving as many more incapacitated. In 1919 a generation of women who unquestioningly believed marriage to be their birthright discovered that here were, quite simply, not enough men to go round. They became known as 'the Surplus Women'." "Many of us remember them: they wee our teachers, our maiden aunts, women who seemed to have lost out life's feast. This book tells their stories: it tells of the student weeping for a lost world as the Armistice bells pealed ... the socialite who dedicated her life to resurrecting the past after her soldier love was killed ... the Bradford mill girl whose campaign to better the lot of the 'War spinsters' was to make her a public figure ... and of many other who reinvented themselves." "Tracing their fates, Virginia Nicholson shows how the single woman of the inter-War decades had to stop depending on a man for her income, her identity and her happiness. Some just endured; others challenged the conventions, fought the system, found fulfilment. Singled Out pays homage to a remarkable generation of women. They were changed by war; in their turn they helped change society. These pages offer some of their solutions, and also some of their consolations."--BOOK JACKET
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11352030
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24 cm.
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Extent
xiv, 312 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9780670915644
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(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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L4764569
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  • (Sirsi) TAU137405
  • (OCoLC)123798064
  • 11352030
  • (Uk)013730596
  • (BNAtoc)B2819913
  • (Nz)11352030

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