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Eighteenth-century Women
Eighteenth-century Women
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Eighteenth-century Women

An Anthology
Bridget Hill
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Eighteenth-century Women

An Anthology
Bridget Hill
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When it was first published in 1984, this book filled an acknowledged gap in the social history of the period and made available hitherto inaccessible sources. The work draws on newspapers and journals, memoirs, diaries, courtesy books, county surveys and records, but also on the literature of the period, its novels, poetry and plays. It examines the role assigned to women in eighteenth-century society and the education thought fitting to perform it. It looks at attitudes to courtship and marriage, chastity and sexual passion. It explores the role of women as wives and mothers, as spinsters and widows, and focuses on the living and working experience of women whether in the home, agriculture, industry or domestic service. It contrasts the expectations of the rich and the poor, the leisured lady and the underpaid female agricultural labourer, the unmarried mother and the prostitute.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2013
ISBN
9781136247965
Topic
History
Subtopic
Social History
Edition
1

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