Crime of Outrage: Sex, Violence, and Victorian Working Women

Crime of Outrage: Sex, Violence, and Victorian Working Women

by Shani D'Cruze


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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.

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ISBN-13: 9780875802428
Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 10/01/1998
Edition description: 1
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Provides new insights and approaches to both the history of crime and the history of sexuality.

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