The Women's Century: A Celebration of Changing Roles 1900-2000 - Mary TurnerKew: The National Archives, 2004, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
Illustrated by way of: Portraits; Black & White Photographs; Vignettes; First Reprint. [First: 2003] From the cover: “The twentieth century saw female roles change more rapidly than during any other period of history. In 1900 women were domestic creatures — wives, mothers, workers and ornaments. Some had long sought new rights and freedoms. In the course of a turbulent century, women gained a vote and a voice, and by 2000 had permeated every male bastion from the professional workplace to the corridors of power. The Women's Century charts that incredible journey decade by decade, featuring the stories of many extraordinary women: Lady Constance Lytton, the high-born suffragette who gave her name as Jane Wharton to escape preferential treatment in prison; Flora Sandes, the clergyman's daughter who fought in the Serbian Army in the First World War; Paddy O'Sullivan, the SOE agent who learnt to ride a bicycle undercover in war-torn France; Maureen Nicol, whose letter to the Guardian in I960 initiated the National Housewives Register to connect stay-at-home wives; Bella Keyzer, the welder who took advantage of the Sex Discrimination Act in 1974 to get a job using skills developed in the Second World War; Baroness Patricia Scotland QC, whose success defies an early warning that being black and female might be too big a hurdle to overcome;”