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Strike!The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson$
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David Lee McMullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034867

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001

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South to England

South to England

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(p.51) 6 South to England
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Strike!
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David Lee McMullen

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0006

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

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