Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers

Stolen Daughters, Virgin Mothers

by Susan Mumm
     
 

ISBN-10: 0718501519

ISBN-13: 9780718501518

Pub. Date: 05/01/2001

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

A study of the social history and cultural significance of the sisterhoods that sprang up in Victorian Britain, examining the lives of women who pushed the boundaries of what women could do within the Anglican Church and paved the way for modern social workers. So successful were they in organizing and recruiting that they threatened to undermine the ideal of

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A study of the social history and cultural significance of the sisterhoods that sprang up in Victorian Britain, examining the lives of women who pushed the boundaries of what women could do within the Anglican Church and paved the way for modern social workers. So successful were they in organizing and recruiting that they threatened to undermine the ideal of domestic life for women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780718501518
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Pt. IOverview
1'Those Wicked Nuns': The Forgotten Story of the Sisterhood Movement3
Pt. IIThe Reality of Sisterhoods
2'The Eager Life Here Just Suits Me': The Attractions of Convent Life for Victorian Women13
3'A Free Person in a Community of Equals': The Government and Daily Life of Sisterhoods57
4'We have Heads and Hands': Sisterhood Work among the Urban Working Class93
Pt. IIIPopular Perceptions of Sisterhoods
5'They will not Obey': The Clerical Response to Sisterhoods137
6'A Bombshell to Public Opinion': Popular Perceptions of Sisterhoods in Victorian Britain166
Conclusion: 'A Field Wider than Private Life': The Place of Anglican Sisterhoods in Victorian History207
App. 1Anglican Sisterhoods Established 1845-1900211
App. 2Parental Occupations Listed in Profession Rolls215
App. 3The Case of a Single-Order Community: The Community of St. Mary the Virgin, Wantage217
App. 4Clothing and Profession Rates in Two Communities218
App. 5Rates of Growth in the First 25 Years after Founding Selected Communities219
App. 6Professions by Decade: 1840s-1890s220
App. 7Attrition in Communities221
App. 8CRJBS: Convent Account for 1906222
App. 9The Sisters of the Church: Principal Works, as Reported to Archbishop Benson in 1894224
Notes226
Bibliography268
Index300

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