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Through oral and written narratives, this book examines the interaction between women and the war in Spain, their motivation, the distinctive form of their involvment and the effect of the war on their individual lives. These themes are related to wider issues, such as the nature of memory and the role of women within the public sphere. The extent to which women engaged with this cause surpasses by far other instances of female mobilization in peace-time Britain. Such a phenomenon therefore can offer lessons to those who would wish to encourage a greater degree of interest amongst women in political activities today.

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'Jackson provides an overview with an impressive range of archival sources' - Independent

'It is fascinating to consider the subject from a different perspective, namely through the experiences of some of the many British women who went to support the Republican cause - as told in Angela Jackson's detailed, very personal and very moving book.' - Eastern Daily Express
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Meet the Author

Angela Jackson, married with two children, became a mature student in her mid-forties. For her, it was to be an experience that justified the claims made for adult education regarding the opening up of new horizons. A first class degree in History at Anglia Polytechnic University led to a PhD at the University of Essex and the writing of this book. Her interest in the subject continues and she is now carrying out further research on remembrance of the war.

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Table of Contents

List of plates
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 The clarion call: Women and the melioristic motive 10
3 Committee culture: Women and mobilisation 48
4 'A woman's work in wartime': Women in Spain 84
5 'A far cry': Women and the voice of empathy 124
6 Aftermath: Women and the memory of war 160
7 Conclusion 208
App. I: Profiles 215
App. II: Interviews: theory and methodology 240
App. III: Organisations and groups 245
Notes 251
Sources and Bibliography 296
Index 309
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