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The Resource A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara. --

A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara. --

Label
A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War
Title
A lab of one's own
Title remainder
science and suffrage in the first World War
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Fara. --
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Female scientists, doctors, and engineers experienced independence and responsibility during the First World War. Suffragists including Virginia Woolf's sister, Ray Strachey, aligned themselves with scientific and technological progress, and mobilized women to enter conventionally male domains such as engineering and medicine. Profiles include mental health pioneer Isabel Emslie, chemist and co-inventor of tear gas Martha Whiteley, Scottish army doctor Mona Geddes, and botanist Helen Gwynne Vaughan. Though suffragist Millicent Fawcett declared triumphantly that "the war revolutionized the industrial position of women. It found them serfs, and left them free," the truth was very different. Although women had helped the country to victory and won the vote for those over thirty, they had lost the battle for equality. Men returning from the Front reclaimed their jobs, and conventional hierarchies were re-established. Fara examines how these pioneers, temporarily allowed into an exclusive world before the door slammed shut again, paved the way for today's women scientists
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fara, Patricia
Dewey number
940.30820941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in science
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Women
  • Science
Target audience
adult
Label
A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara. --
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition. --
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780198794981
Lccn
2017946189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1884818
  • 873024
Label
A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the first World War, Patricia Fara. --
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition. --
Extent
xiii, 334 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9780198794981
Lccn
2017946189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1884818
  • 873024

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