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A Dictionary of Female Occupations
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A Dictionary of Female Occupations
Women's Employment 1850-1950
Edition: 1
Creators: Margaret Ward
Publisher: Countryside Books
Pub. date: 06/29/2011
Lib. SRP: 14.41 USD
Ret. SRP: 10.30 USD
Format: Adobe PDF eBook
ISBN: 9781846748035
DRM Level: Adobe Content Server 4
Min. Version: Adobe Digital Editions
File size: 5059 KB
Languages:
   English
Subjects:
   Gender Studies, History, Women's Studies, Nonfiction
Keywords:
   19th century, 20th century, career, dictionary, employment, female, feminine, feminist, genealogy, girls, history, jobs, land girls, landgirls, occupations, social, war, women, work
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Short Description:
   

This is a carefully researched A-Z of women's employment, covering over 100 years of change. The entries themselves are based on an encyclopaedic approach, each full of interest and information, as they chart the steadily evolving status of women and the career opportunities open to them. Early occupations considered socially suitable included nurse, fisherwoman, barmaid and stone picker. The decline of domestic service and the effect of two World Wars, gave way to the modern era of access for women to all categories and ranks of employment from accountants and jet pilots, to diplomats and directors of industry. A Dictionary of Female Occupations is aimed at genealogists and family historians, and contains over 300 entries. Each of these has some explanation of what the job entailed, the historical setting, and examples or stories of women who were involved with it.

Full Description:
   

This is a carefully researched A-Z of women's employment, covering over 100 years of change. The entries themselves are based on an encyclopaedic approach, each full of interest and information, as they chart the steadily evolving status of women and the career opportunities open to them. Early occupations considered socially suitable included nurse, fisherwoman, barmaid and stone picker. The decline of domestic service and the effect of two World Wars, gave way to the modern era of access for women to all categories and ranks of employment from accountants and jet pilots, to diplomats and directors of industry. A Dictionary of Female Occupations is aimed at genealogists and family historians, and contains over 300 entries. Each of these has some explanation of what the job entailed, the historical setting, and examples or stories of women who were involved with it.

Creator Marketing:
  Margaret Ward     
     

Margaret Ward is a writer and social historian whose books include 'The Female Line' and 'Starting Out in Family History'.

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  Reading aloud not allowed
Geographic Rights:
   World-wide
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