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dc.contributor.supervisor MacDonald, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Bingley, Lindsey
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T17:17:03Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T17:17:03Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/339
dc.description vi, 181 leaves ; 29 cm. en
dc.description.abstract Canada's declaration of war in 1939 resulted in the creation of a "total war" economy that necessitated the absorption of all available men, and led to the wide scale recruitment of women into the military and labour force. The end of the war resulted in government and media encouragement to return to the home, but despite this emphasis on home and family, many women developed a two-phase work history. In this thesis, I use the oral history of sixteen Southern Alberta women to analyze the effect of World War II on Southern Alberta women's work and family choices, focusing specifically on the years between 1939 and 1959. I argue that, although the war did not significantly change the status of women in the paid workforce, it did affect the geographic mobility of women and the perception of their own work, both paid and unpaid. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 2006 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Alberta en
dc.subject World War, 1939-1945 -- War work -- Alberta en
dc.subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female en
dc.subject Women -- Alberta -- History -- 20th century en
dc.title From overalls to aprons? The paid and unpaid labour of southern Alberta women, 1939-1959 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en
dc.publisher.department Department of History en
dc.degree.level Masters


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