Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 September 2019

354 Pages | 26 black and whilte illustrations


ISBN: 9780198794998

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A Lab of One's Own

Science and Suffrage in the First World War

Patricia Fara

  • In 1919, the suffragist Millicent Fawcett declared triumphantly that 'The war revolutionised the industrial position of women.
  • Includes substantial discussion of Ray Strachey, who was Virginia Woolf's sister-in-law, and an eminent suffrage leader.
  • Includes biographical accounts of prominent scientific women who have been neglected (including Isabel Emslie Hutton, Ida Smedley, Helen Gwynne Vaughan, Helena Gleichen, and Martha Whiteley) enlivened by quotations from their letters.
  • Using original archival research, Patricia Fara unearths forgotten aspects of the War, especially the historically neglected Eastern Front.

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