Crimes Of Outrage: Sex, Violence, And Victorian Working Women / Edition 1

Crimes Of Outrage: Sex, Violence, And Victorian Working Women / Edition 1

by Shani D'Cruze
     
 

ISBN-10: 0875805787

ISBN-13: 9780875805788

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press

This provocative study explores the subordination of Victorian working women in the home, neighborhood, and workplace. Drawing on courtroom proceedings, D'Cruze reveals that women's interest in speaking out against violent crimes often coincide with the court's agenda to discipline the unruly behavior of working men. However, while women used local courts of vindicate…  See more details below

Overview

This provocative study explores the subordination of Victorian working women in the home, neighborhood, and workplace. Drawing on courtroom proceedings, D'Cruze reveals that women's interest in speaking out against violent crimes often coincide with the court's agenda to discipline the unruly behavior of working men. However, while women used local courts of vindicate their reputation before their neighbors, doing so often compromised their respectability in the eyes of the public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875805788
Publisher:
Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
1
Pages:
271
Sales rank:
1,067,243
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1She levelled them all three7
2An "industnous woman" and a "ruined" child27
3As agreeable as neighbours ought to be47
4A sad case of domestic infelicity63
5She did not ask for a character81
6Clipping in the clubroom111
7Previous to my being ravished137
8A sensation in court171
Afterword191
Appendix197
Notes199
Bibliography237
Index257

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