Women's History Journal

Women’s History Autumn 2019

Women's History Autumn 2019 Front Cover

Special Issue: Nursing

The Autumn 2019 special nursing issue of Women’s History is available now for purchase. The digital version of this edition is available free to all members – see details below.


  • Frances Cadd on “‘The March of the Masked Nurses’: Remaking Nursing’s Tradition of Vocation through Public Protest in 1930s Britain”, 4
  • Sarah Chaney on “‘Purifying the Profession’: Good Character and the General Nursing Council Disciplinary Committee in the Inter-war Period”, 9
  • Pamela Dale on ‘Challenges for the Municipal Regulation of Midwifery: A Halifax Case Study’, 14
  • Janet Hargreaves on “‘Death beautiful as sleep, death as ghastly as could be’: Molly Murphy in Spain and London”, 20
  • Maggie Andrews on ‘Obituary of a Nurse’, 25
  • Susan Cohen on “‘On the District’: Queen’s Nurses at Home during the Great War”, 27
  • Matthew Bradby on ‘District Nursing – the World’s First National Nursing Movement’, 30

Book Reviews

  • Emily Skidmore, True Sex, New York: New York University Press, 2017, 33
  • Susanna Rabow-Edling, Married to the Empire: Three Governors’ Wives in Russian America 1829-1864. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press, 2015, 33
  • Lucy Bland, Britain’s ‘Brown Babies’: The Stories of Children Born to Black GIs and White Women in the Second World War, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019, 34
  • Jocelyn Olcott, International Women’s Year: The Greatest Consciousness – Raising Event in History. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017, 35
  • Ruth Ewan, Twenty-Nine Thousand Nights: A Communist Life, Nan Berger, London: Book Works, 2017, 36
  • Clare Mulley, The Women Who Flew For Hitler: The True Story of Hitler’s Valkyries, St Martin’s Press, 2017, 37
  • Jenni Murray, A History of the World in 21 Women, London: Oneworld, 2018, 37

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