Cultivating Victory: The Women's Land Army and the Victory Garden Movement
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In Cultivating Victory, Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant presents a compelling study of the sea change brought about in politics, society, and gender roles by these wartime campaigns. As she demonstrates, the seeds of this transformation were sown years before the First World War by women suffragists and international women?s organizations. Gowdy-Wygant profiles the foundational organizations and significant individuals in Britain and America, such as Lady Gertrude Denman and Harriet Stanton Blatch, who directed the Women?s Land Armies and fought to leverage the wartime efforts of women to eventually win voting rights and garner new positions in the workforce and politics.
In her original transnational history, Gowdy-Wygant compares and contrasts the outcomes of war in both nations as seen through changing gender roles and women?s ties to labor, agriculture, the home, and the environment. She sheds new light on the cultural legacies left by the Women?s Land Armies and their major role in shaping national and personal identities.
Cecilia Gowdy-Wygant teaches history at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
Titolo: Cultivating Victory: The Women's Land Army ...
Casa editrice: University of Pittsburgh Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Condizione libro: New
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