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By Katrina Srigley

As the most tricky sessions of the 20 th century, the nice melancholy left few Canadians untouched. utilizing greater than 80 interviews with ladies who lived and labored in Toronto within the Thirties, Breadwinning Daughters examines the implications of those years for ladies of their houses and offices, and within the city's court docket rooms and dance halls.

In this insightful account, Katrina Srigley argues that younger women have been significant to the labour industry and relatives economies of Depression-era Toronto. Oral histories supply voice to girls from various cultural and monetary backgrounds, and problem readers to contemplate how elements resembling race, gender, type, and marital prestige formed women's lives and motivated their task techniques, kinfolk preparations, and rest actions. Breadwinning Daughters brings to mild formerly forgotten and unstudied reviews and illustrates how girls came across quite a few how one can negotiate the burdens and joys of the 1930s.

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