Lady Inspectors

Lady Inspectors

by Mary Drake McFeely

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Library Journal - Library Journal
A well-researched, readable account of a heretofore neglected aspect of the history of British working women: the government experiment in sending middle-class inspectors into factories, workshops, and courtrooms to investigate and enforce existing protective legislation. Filled with rich anecdotes documenting working conditions from differing perspectives, the book is an important case study of class and gender relations. It also details women's role in transforming Britain into a state actively interested in social welfare, as well as in designing a professional occupation for themselves. Recommended for scholarly collections.Marie Marmo Mullaney, Caldwell Coll., N.J.

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Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
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