Carolyn Steedman is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. Her previous publications include Strange Dislocations. Childhood and the Idea of Human Interiority, 1780–1980 (1995) and Dust (2001).
A fascinating 2007 account of love, life and domestic service in eighteenth-century England.
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Table of Contents1. Introduction: on service and silences; 2. Wool, worsted, and the working class: myths of origin; 3. Lives and writing; 4. Labour; 5. Working for a living; 6. Teaching; 7. Relations; 8. The Gods; 9. Love; 10. Nelly's version; 11. Conclusion: Phoebe in Arcadia; Bibliography.
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