Ow did economic change and the two world wars effect wome workers in Britain between 1750 1950?
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a large proportion of women worked and worked hard in a range of employments, usually in addition to household tasks. The essay should focus upon changing patterns of rural employment for women and examine how this related to shifts in gender idealogy and relations. Did an Industrial Revolution emancipate women, or undermne the utopian family economy and reinforce the seperation of male and female spheres or is the picture more complex?
Any books, journals, articles relating to the topic. The readings need to be specific to women in britain between 1750 1950 as this is a British specific study. Page numbers would be prefered in referencing please.