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On her their lives depend: munitions workers in the Great war by Angela Woollacott offers an extensive examination of the experiences of women munitions workers in Britain in World War 1.

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C. Evaluation of Sources On her their lives depend: munitions workers in the Great war by Angela Woollacott offers an extensive examination of the experiences of women munitions workers in Britain in World War 1. The book's main purpose is to discover, salvage and interpret the experiences of being a woman munitions worker in Britain in World War 1.1 The book holds value for my investigation as it offers "extensive and comparable dimensions of the experiences of women munitions workers in Britain during World War 1" 2, thus we are able to take into account the thoughts and feelings of these women and therefore make a conclusion on the improvement of their lives. ...read more.

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The second source I will be using in my investigation is War and gender: how gender shapes the war system and vice versa written by Joshua S. Goldstein. The purpose of the book was to study the way gender shapes the wars throughout history and to commemorate the women of history who valiantly fought for the cause of their country.3 This source holds value for historians as the well-researched4 information gathered in this book allows room for comparative analysis. This book further provides both quantifiable and temporal comparisons thus allowing me to reach my analysis and final conclusion in a more objective and organized way. ...read more.

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A few words on using BIAS to assess VALUES AND LIMITATIONS: Remember that all sources are biased, none are completely objective. You need to provide a nuanced interpretation of "bias". Explain WHY the source is biased, and how this bias affects your research. If you assert a degree of objectivity, be specific: Does the author present a balanced perspective by providing multiple points of view? Does the author present statistical data that is difficult to manipulate? Keep in mind that NO SOURCES ARE COMPLETELY OBJECTIVE, even statistical data can be "massaged" to make a point. ...read more.

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