Women at Work

Women at Work
The Magnitude of Women's Labour

Even though ordinary life carried on, girls and women became very busy in helping with the war effort in a variety of ways.  Particularly through the Red Cross, women knitted and sewed and packed supplies to the front lines.  They also helped to work the fields.  We often hear about the extraordinary women who went to work in factories and in Europe as nurses.  Montgomery’s journals and fiction show that rural women who stayed home contributed as well, largely through unpaid labour.

 

Susan Baker’s Skirt and Blouse

 


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