Women in History 2

Bridget Williams Books

Women in History 2, first published in 1992, is the second of two volumes of essays bringing together pioneering research into the history of women in New Zealand.

The topics of the essays in this volume are as wide-ranging as the first, but take the subjects covered well into the twentieth century. Some essays open up a dialogue with Māori women’s history. Others deal with institutionalised ‘Magdalenes and moral imbeciles’ of the nineteenth century; the lives of dressmakers; ‘delinquents’ at the turn of the twentieth century; the ‘first lady graduates’; and farm women in the 1950s.