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Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Geoffrey G. Field


Blood, Sweat, and Toil is the first major history of the British working class in the Second World War. The book integrates social, political, and labour history and reflects the most recent scholarship and debates on social class, gender, and the forging of identities. It examines the war's impact on workers in the varied contexts of the family, military service, the workplace, local communities and the nation. Previous studies of the Home Front have analyzed the lives of civilians, but they have neglected the importance of social class in defining popular experience and its cent ... More

Keywords: Second World War, British working class, women and modern war, Labour politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199604111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey G. Field, author
Professor of History, Purchase College, State University of New York