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Women, Work & Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900–2003

By Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo and Marjorie Keniston McIntosh

Winner of the 2007 Aidoo-Snyder Scholarly Book Prize

“A valuable addition to collections supporting African or women’s studies. Highly recommended.


“Marvelous use of oral and archival sources makes this a good account of changing gender formulations and of women’s development and achievement in the twentieth century.”

Kathryn Barrett-Gaines, University of Maryland Eastern Shore

“A model of scholarly cooperation between a western historian (McIntosh) and an African anthropologist (Kyomuhendo)....”

International Journal of African Historical Studies

“In terms of depth of analysis and breadth of material covered, the book is a pioneering work in its field in Eastern Africa. The benefits of this study lie in its sound recommendation of strategies that will improve women’s circumstances....”

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

This groundbreaking book by two leading scholars offers a complete historical picture of women and their work in Uganda, tracing developments from precolonial times to the present and into the future. Setting women’s economic activities into a broader political, social, and cultural context, it provides the first general account of their experiences amid the changes that shaped the country. Women, Work & Domestic Virtue in Uganda, 1900–2003 describes the origins of the current situation, highlighting the challenges working women now face and recommending strategies that will improve their circumstances in the future.

Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo is an associate professor and the head of the Department of Women and Gender Studies, Makerere University. She is the author of many articles on women’s reproductive health and HIV/AIDS.   More info →

Marjorie Keniston McIntosh is a distinguished professor of history emerita, University of Colorado. She is the author of Working Women in English Society, 1300–1620.   More info →

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