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Women and work in eighteenth-century Edinburgh

Author: Elizabeth C Sanderson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Series: Studies in gender history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Georgian Edinburgh has become a familiar place to many of us, yet the working life of its population, especially the working lives of women, has been largely neglected. In this book, the first in-depth study of women's experience of work in Scotland before 1800, previously unexplored sources have been used to illuminate the everyday working activities of women, married and single, successful and deprived, and their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth C Sanderson
ISBN: 0312129173 9780312129170 0333645588 9780333645581
OCLC Number: 32746195
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. The Retail Trade --
2. Roomsetters, Nurses and Graveclothes-Makers: Community Care in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh --
3. Single Women and Independence --
4. Married Women and Subsistence --
5. Women and Poverty --
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 --
Wives and Widows.
Series Title: Studies in gender history.
Other Titles: Women and work in 18th century Edinburgh
Responsibility: Elizabeth C. Sanderson.

Abstract:

"Georgian Edinburgh has become a familiar place to many of us, yet the working life of its population, especially the working lives of women, has been largely neglected. In this book, the first in-depth study of women's experience of work in Scotland before 1800, previously unexplored sources have been used to illuminate the everyday working activities of women, married and single, successful and deprived, and their role in the urban community." "Prominence is given to women in retailing and the textile-related trades, the extent to which both married and single women worked outside the home, the place of women's training, education and apprenticeship to preparing them for work, and the role of women in community care, such as the graveclothes-makers whose work is discussed for the first time." "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."--Jacket.

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