South to England

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034867
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038674 | DOI:
South to England

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At the close of World War I, the Dawson family moved south to Lancashire in England. There they found employment in the village of Millgate, in the Whitworth Valley. This chapter analyzes the factors behind Ellen Dawson family's departure from their Scottish home. In trying to understand what Dawson's life in Millgate must have been like and how her own individualism was being shaped during these years as she became a working woman, it is worth noting a popular literary genre of the period—the romantic tales of the “Lancashire Lass.”

Keywords: World War I; Millgate; migration; Dawsons; employment; working class

Chapter.  3329 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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