This is a collection of essays on aspects of British women's lives in the period 1914-1945. Concentrating on women's activities in many different areas ranging from teacher training colleges to women's institutes; the BBC artiste's group to political militancy. "This Working Day World" presents a women's cultural history that is a kaleidoscope of sub- cultures, covering art, fiction, medicine, political racialism and the personal lives of women.
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Part 1 Social history: jam and Jerusalem - the acceptable face of feminism? Maggie Morgan; the culture of femininity in women's teacher training colleges 1914-1945, Elizabeth Edwards. Part 2 Political history: women in the British Union of Fascists, 1932-1940, Martin Durham; an Austrian refugee in wartime Manchester, Hanna Behrend. Part 3 Cultural history: "A Fair Field and No Favour?" - women artists working in Britain between the wars, Katy Deepwell; Chloe, Olivia, Isabel, Letitia, Harriette, Honor and many more - women in medicine and biomedical science, 1914- 1945, Lesley A. Hall. Part contents.