What We’re Reading

Corsets, Cutlasses, & Candlesticks

Hello again, readers! Today we’re going to continue our semi-regular feature “What We’re Reading,” where we all share the books we’re digging into this week.

Katherine Longshore is reading FIGHTING ON THE HOME FRONT: The Legacy of Women in World War One by Kate Adie.

fighting on the home frontShe says: “Having recently done so much research on women’s lives and women’s roles in England during the pre-war years, I was thrilled to find this account of how enormously those lives and roles changed when Britain went to war in 1914.  I love history written this way–including personal accounts, family stories, and the societal and labor repercussions that continued long after the war ended.  Perfect reading for Women’s History Month and the 100th anniversary of the start of the war.”

J. Anderson Coats is reading THE GIRLS WHO WENT AWAY by Ann Fessler.The Girls Who Went Away

She says: “[the book is] about the (often coerced) surrender of babies for adoption by…

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