Women, Work, and Sexual Politics in Eighteenth-Century England / Edition 1

Women, Work, and Sexual Politics in Eighteenth-Century England / Edition 1

by Bridget Hill
     
 


In this fundamental reassessment of the experience of working women in eighteenth-century England, Bridget Hill explores how and to what extent industrialization improved the overall position of women and changed the opportunities open to them.See more details below

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In this fundamental reassessment of the experience of working women in eighteenth-century England, Bridget Hill explores how and to what extent industrialization improved the overall position of women and changed the opportunities open to them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773512702
Publisher:
McGill-Queens University Press
Publication date:
07/27/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: Pinchbeck and After1
2The Social Context9
3Women's Work in the Family Economy24
4The Undermining of the Family Economy47
5Female Servants in Husbandry69
6Female Apprenticeship85
7Housework103
8Domestic Service125
9Ignored, Unrecorded, and Invisible: Some Occupations of Women148
10The Economics of Courtship and Marriage174
11Clarity and Obscurity in the Law Relating to Wives, Property, and Marriage196
12Spinsters and Spinsterhood221
13Widows240
14Conclusion259
Index268

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