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Fara, Patricia.

A lab of one's own : science and suffrage in the First World War / Patricia Fara. - First edition. - xiii, 334 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm

Includes bibliography (pages 309-321) and index.

Science and suffrage in the First World War. A Lab of One's Own commemorates both anniversaries by revealing the untold lives of female scientists, doctors, and engineers who undertook endeavours normally reserved for men. It tells fascinating and extraordinary stories featuring initiative, determination, and isolation, set against a backdrop of war, prejudice, and disease. Patricia Fara investigates the enterprising careers of these pioneering women and their impact on science, medicine, and the First World War.
Suffragists aligned themselves with scientific and technological progress. Defying protests about intellectual inferiority and child-bearing responsibilities, during the War they won support by mobilizing women to enter conventionally male domains. A Lab of One's Own focuses on the female experts who carried out vital research. They had already show exceptional resilience by challenging accepted norms to pursue their careers, now they played their part in winning the War at home and overseas.

9780198794981 Hbk.

World War, 1914-1918--Women--Great Britain.
World War, 1914-1918--Participation, Female.--Great Britain
Women--Suffrage--History--Great Britain--20th century.
Suffragists--History--Great Britain--20th century.
Women scientists--History--Great Britain--20th century.
Women physicians--History--Great Britain--20th century.
Women engineers--History--Great Britain--20th century.

D639.W7 / F21


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