Our Mothers’ Land

Chapters in Welsh Women's History, 1830-1939

Author(s): Angela V John

Language: English

Genre(s): Gender Studies Welsh Interest

Series: Gender Studies in Wales

  • February 2011 · 256pages · 216x138mm

  • ·Paperback - 9780708323403
  • · eBook - epub - 9781783162871
  • · eBook - mobi - 9781783162888
  • · eBook - pdf - 9780708323410

About The Book

This is a new edition of a book that was originally published in 1991 as the first of its kind, written when women’s history in Wales was in its infancy. The chapters range widely across time (1830-1939) and place, from exploring working class women’s community sanctions and the perils of being a collier’s wife to the very different lifestyles of ironmasters’ wives. It also tackles the idealised images of respectable Welsh women in periodicals and the tragic reality of those who committed suicide as well as the transgressive actions of suffrage rebels.


"Mae hanes menywod wedi datblygu llawer ers (ac o ganlyniad i) cyhoeddi'r llyfr hwn gyntaf . . mae'r llyfryddiaeth wedi'i ddiweddaru yn dangos bod 'Our Mother's Land' yn parhau'n llyfr hanfodol ar hanes menywod yng Nghymru." Archiv Menywod Cymru/Women's Archive of Wales

About the Author(s)

Angela V John

Professor Angela John is Honorary Professor of History, Aberystwyth University.

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