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

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

Label
Singled out : how two million British women survived without men after the First World War
Title
Singled out
Title remainder
how two million British women survived without men after the First World War
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Nicholson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Almost three-quarters of a million British soldiers lost their lives during World War I, and many more were incapacitated by their wounds, leaving behind a generation of women who, raised to see marriage as "the crown and joy of woman's life," suddenly discovered that they were left without an escort. Drawing upon a wealth of memoirs, this book tells the inspiring stories of these women: the student weeping for a lost world as the Armistice bells pealed, the socialite who dedicated her life to resurrecting the ancient past after her soldier love was killed, and many others who, deprived of their traditional roles, reinvented themselves into something better. Tracing their fates, Nicholson shows that these women did indeed harbor secret sadness, and many of them yearned for the comforts forever denied them--physical intimacy, a loving relationship, and children. Some just endured, but others challenged the conventions, fought the system, and found fulfillment outside of marriage.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nicholson, Virginia
Dewey number
306.81/53094109041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D639.W7
LC item number
N73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • War widows
  • Single women
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Sex role
Label
Singled out : how two million British women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where have all the young men gone? -- 'A world that doesn't want me' -- On the shelf -- Business girls -- Caring, sharing -- A grand feeling -- The magnificent regiment of women
Control code
227000225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195378221
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008019971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227000225
Label
Singled out : how two million British women survived without men after the First World War, Virginia Nicholson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [273]-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Where have all the young men gone? -- 'A world that doesn't want me' -- On the shelf -- Business girls -- Caring, sharing -- A grand feeling -- The magnificent regiment of women
Control code
227000225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780195378221
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008019971
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)227000225

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