Source Saturday: Dr. Sarah Glassford and Women in the Red Cross during World War Two

By Samantha Cutrara

In this video, Dr. Glassford talks about a letter sent home from London in 1943 to demonstrate how prominent emotional labour and creating networks of home was for many women in the Red Cross. We talk about gender, and gendered expectations of care and service during the war, and how women’s experiences and expectations may have grated against these.
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More about Sarah: Sarah Glassford is a social historian and an archivist in the Leddy Library at the University of Windsor. She is the author of Mobilizing Mercy: A History of the Canadian Red Cross, and coeditor of *A Sisterhood of Suffering and Service: Women and Girls of Canada and Newfoundland during the First World War. *
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