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Modern Motherhood: Women and Family in England, 1945-2000

Angela Davis


This book examines women’s experiences of motherhood in England in the years between 1945 and 2000. Based on a new body of 160 oral history interviews, the book offers the first comprehensive historical study of the experience of motherhood in the second half of the twentieth century. Motherhood is an area where a number of discourses and practices meet. The book therefore forms a thematic study looking at aspects of mothers’ lives such as education, health care, psychology, labour market trends and state intervention. Looking through the prism of motherhood provides a way of understanding the ... More

Keywords: Social change, Motherhood, Twentieth-century Britain, oral history, Women, Healthcare, Labour market, Family, Community

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719084553
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719084553.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Angela Davis, author