Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe / Edition 1

Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe / Edition 1

by Rachel G. Fuchs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521629268

ISBN-13: 9780521629263

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a major new history of the dramatic and enduring changes in the daily family lives of poor European women in the nineteenth century, Rachel Fuchs powerfully conveys the extraordinary difficulties facing women in this period. She offers a fascinating study of their experience of birth, sex and death, as well as the changing responsibilities of individual family

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In a major new history of the dramatic and enduring changes in the daily family lives of poor European women in the nineteenth century, Rachel Fuchs powerfully conveys the extraordinary difficulties facing women in this period. She offers a fascinating study of their experience of birth, sex and death, as well as the changing responsibilities of individual family members and the transformations in society's responses to the problems of poverty. This accessible synthesis will be essential reading for students of women's and gender studies, urban history and social and family history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521629263
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Series:
New Approaches to European History Series, #35
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

1. The revolutionary era, 1770–1815; 2. Population and poverty; 3. Rural society and the problems of poverty; 4. Working in the cities; 5. Life in the cities; 6. Charity and welfare.

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