First Wednesdays Lecture Series

Free talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May.

Domestic Soldiers: British Housewives and the Second World War

How did British housewives experience the Second World War and contribute to the war effort? Saint Michael’s history professor Dr. Jennifer Purcell tells the stories of seven housewives from across Britain. They grappled with the challenges of wartime, navigated shifting relationships at home and in the community, and struggled to be recognized for their efforts.