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Ladies Can't Climb Ladders: The Pioneering Adventures of the First Professional Women


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It is a myth that the First World War liberated women. The Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919 was one of the most significant pieces of legislation in modern Britain. Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders focuses on the lives of pioneering women forging careers in the fields of medicine, law, academia, architecture, engineering and the church. Social historian Jane Robinson sheds light on the public and private worlds of these unsung heroines, their desires and ambitions, and how family and society responded to this emerging class of working women.

    Paperback, 368 pages
    (H) 19.7cm, (W) 12.9m, (D) 2.8cm