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Grace Reid's diary
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Grace Reid's diary
from May 16, 1913 to June 1, 1913

Before the First World War, women in western Canada who wanted and/or needed to work often found it very difficult to obtain a position, and the economic depression of 1913-1915 did not help. As this woman's diary from the spring of 1913 indicates, even clerical positions were not easily obtained. Yet this would change with the onset of the First World War when the growing shortage of manpower at home offered women the opportunity to enter the workforce in unprecedented numbers.


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