Servants and Gentlewomen to the Golden Land: The Emigration of Single Women from Britain to Southern Africa, 1820-1939

Servants and Gentlewomen to the Golden Land: The Emigration of Single Women from Britain to Southern Africa, 1820-1939

by Cecillie Swaisland

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780854968701
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Publication date: 05/11/1993
Series: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Women
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Mrs Cecillie Swaisland Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women,University of Oxford and formerly University Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research, Rhodes University, formerly

Table of Contents

Introduction - Emigration and the Position of Women in Britain - Women Migrants to South Africa - Migrant Networks and the Female Labour Market in South Africa - The Woman Worker in South Africa - Domestic Service in South Africa 1820-1880 - Domestic Service in South Africa 1880-1939 - The Children's Nurse - The Governess - School Teachers Before 1900 - Crisis in Education: The Boer War and After - The Medical Profession - Conclusion

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