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Val's Bridge
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written by Valerie Veronica Wood, 1960- (London, England: Hansib Publications, 2012, originally published 2012), 112 page(s)
This is the story of a Black woman who, from the age of six, continued to follow her dreams. She was aware very early on that it would take more than determination and ambition to pursue her goals, especially when the going got tough. This is her fascinating journal of the major episodes in her journey of life.
written by Valerie Veronica Wood, 1960- (London, England: Hansib Publications, 2012, originally published 2012), 112 page(s)
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5 Nation Building, Ethnicity, and the Gendered State: Men Build; Women Work
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written by Jean Davison, 1937-2015; in Gender, Lineage, and Ethnicity in Southern Africa (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997, originally published 1996), 139-160
Based on extensive fieldwork, this study telescopes how lineage ideologies are constructed and change over time in the Zambezi River region, where matriliny and patriliny coexist. The author challenges the notion that patrilineality has subsumed matrilineal formations and demonstrates that despite colonial policie...
written by Jean Davison, 1937-2015; in Gender, Lineage, and Ethnicity in Southern Africa (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997, originally published 1996), 139-160
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Five Members of the West Indies Auxiliary Territorial Service Sitting on a Military Vehicle, 1943-47 (b/w photo)
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(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
In the early stages of the Second World War black Caribbean women wishing to support the war effort were given little support or encouragement by the British government. Voluntary groups in the West Indies were given no financial support from the War Office in London and those wishing to travel to Britain were dis...
(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
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Group Portrait of West Indian Detachment of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, 1943 (b/w photo)
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(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
The Women's Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) was established in September 1938. As well as Britain, recruits were sought from the Dominions, India and the West Indies. Six hundred West Indian women volunteered of whom half stayed in the Caribbean while 200 served in the United States and 100 in Britain. One of...
(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
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Letter from M. A. Bevan to Undersecretary of State, Colonial Office, re: Employment for Women Workers from Barbados, June 9, 1947
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written by M. A. Bevan, fl. 1947, in LAB - Records of departments responsible for labour and employment matters and related bodies. Division within LAB - Records of the Training, Employment, Appointments and Resettlement departments and policy, and the Regional Organisation. LAB 8 - Ministry of Labour and successors: Employment Policy, Registered Files (EM series and other series). Subseries within LAB 8 - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, of United Kingdom. National Archives at Kew (London, England - Kew) (1947), Question of placing Jamaican and other coloured colonial workers. Correspondence on Maltese immigration, the arrival of the HMT Ormonde with 100 Jamaicans on board in 1947, and the booking of more than 300 berths by Jamaican men on the Empire Windrush. Deals with efforts to find work for the first black immigrants and the opposition of unions and management to the hiring of black workers in various industries including the Merchant Navy, brickworks, agriculture and dockyards. (LAB/8/1499) , 1 page(s)
written by M. A. Bevan, fl. 1947, in LAB - Records of departments responsible for labour and employment matters and related bodies. Division within LAB - Records of the Training, Employment, Appointments and Resettlement departments and policy, and the Regional Organisation. LAB 8 - Ministry of Labour and successors: Employment Policy, Registered Files (EM series and other series). Subseries within LAB 8 - Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, of United Kingdom. National Archives at Kew (London, England - Kew) (1947), Question of placing Jamaican and other coloured colonial workers. Correspondence on Maltese immigration, the arrival of the HMT Ormonde with 100 Jamaicans on board in 1947, and the booking of more than 300 berths by Jamaican men on the Empire Windrush. Deals with efforts to find work for the first black immigrants and the opposition of unions and management to the hiring of black workers in various industries including the Merchant Navy, brickworks, agriculture and dockyards. (LAB/8/1499) , 1 page(s)
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West Indian Member of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), 1943-47 (b/w photo)
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(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
In October 1943 a group of 30 women from across the Caribbean arrived in Britain. Motivated by loyalty to the 'mother country', they were the vanguard of over 100 West Indian women eventually recruited to the ATS in Britain. Despite the wartime personnel shortage these pioneers faced a long struggle to be accepted...
(1943) (London, England: Bridgeman Art Library), 1 page(s)
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