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'A glass half full'? Women’s history in the UK. / Purvis, June.

In: Women’s History Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, 19.02.2017, p. 88-108.

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Purvis, June. / 'A glass half full'? Women’s history in the UK. In: Women’s History Review. 2017 ; Vol. 27, No. 1. pp. 88-108.

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