She was Aye Workin': Memories of Tenement Women in Edinburgh and Glasgow
"Exploring the previously hidden lives of the women who raised families and made ends meet in Scotlands crowded urban tenements, this book draws on memories of the first half of the 20th century that evoke living conditions unimaginable today. It is an eloquent tribute to stamina, management skills, and moral strength in the face of poor housing and relentless poverty. This book contains material not previously published on taboo subjects such as sexual awareness and domestic violence, and it explains the social context that regulated women's behavior."
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