Many women who lived through the Second World War believed it heralded new status and opportunities. But did it? Making the Best of It examines how gender and other identities intersected to shape the experiences of female Canadians and Newfoundlanders during the war. The contributors to this thoughtful collection consider mainstream and minority populations, girls and women, and different parts of Canada and Newfoundland in their essays. Ultimately, they lay a foundation for a better understanding of the ways in which the lives of Canadian women and girls were altered during and after the 1940s.
About the authors
Sarah Glassford is a social historian of Canada who earned her PhD at York University.
"[T]his is a very useful study, one in which the authors make full use of British and American research, and the bibliography alone will make it invaluable."