Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh

Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh

by Elizabeth C. Sanderson

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As the first in-depth study of women's experience of work in Scotland before 1800, this book draws on a wide variety of hitherto unexplored sources to throw light on the everyday working activities of women, married and single, successful and deprived, and their role in the urban community. While focusing on Edinburgh, the capital and premier service town of Eighteenth-century Scotland, Dr Sanderson's findings are important in the British context and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349246465
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Series: Studies in Gender History
Edition description: 1st ed. 1996
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements - List of Tables in the Text - List of Illustrations - List of Abbreviations - Introduction - The Retail Trade - Roomsetters, Nurses and Graveclothes-makers: Community Care in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh - Single Women and Independence - Married Women and Subsistence - Women and Poverty - Conclusion - Appendix 1: Women Shopkeepers in the Minute Books of the Merchant Company of Edinburgh - Appendix 2: Single Women in Business -Appendix 3: The Textile and Grocery Trades: Apprentices, Journeywomen, Assistants, Shopkeepers and Servants - Appendix 4: Married Women and Work - Glossary - Sources and Bibliography - Index

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