Love and Toil : Motherhood in Outcast London, 1870-1918: Motherhood in Outcast London, 1870-1918
Oxford University Press, USA, Oct 19, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 336 pages
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.
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