Love and Toil

Love and Toil : Motherhood in Outcast London, 1870-1918

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The history of the British working class has until recently been written with a focus on the workplace or on such male organizations as clubs, unions or national political parties. This study of mothers in London before World War I stresses the distinctiveness of their experiences from those of other classes, and of the post World War I period, and demonstrates the ways in which mothers and their domestic choices were essential to the survival and cultural perpetuation of the working classes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 326 pages
  • 160 x 234.7 x 27.2mm | 725.76g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, map, tables
  • 0195039572
  • 9780195039573

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In an insightful and sensitive way, Ellen Ross has drwan together the various strands in this complex history of motherhood and produced a masterpiece which promises to be of long-term importance. Beautifully composed and neatly balanced between poignant passages and funny ones, Ross has composed a book which is easy to read. * Labour History Review *show more

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