Published by Primary Source Microfilm
Previous title: Women and the Labour Movement, 1906-1972
This valuable collection includes the periodicals, pamphlets and annual reports of the Women's Labour League from its beginnings in 1906. During World War I, league members became actively involved in the government's mobilization of women to aid Britain's wartime economy. In 1918, as women in Britain achieved emancipation, the Women's Labour League sought to widen its scope and increase its support, becoming an integrated section of the Labour Party and renaming itself the Labour Party Women's Organization. Reflecting more than 70 years of sustained campaigning, this collection offers scholars the opportunity to examine the substance and causes of political change over an extended period of time.