Coi vecchi padri in casa…ed il focolare spento… Noi donne andammo sui campi e nelle ‘industrie’… per un tozzo di pane


This essay studies the work of women on the other side of the front. By studying the papers of judicial and administrative records kept in the Record Office of Lecce, the trials report the female manifestations of protest in various towns of Terra d’Otranto: women condemned for defending the poor conditions in which they were forced to live. They were the great protagonists in the fight against hunger and lack of bread, which damaged the health of their sons and their old fathers

DOI Code: 10.1285/i22808949a5n1p207

Keywords: Great War; Hungry women, children and old men; Trials against women; Female revolts against authorities

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