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Never married : singlewomen in early modern England

Author: Amy M Froide
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A book of original research on the women who never married in early modern England, this text looks at how singlewomen's lives differed from those of wives and widows, at the social relationships of women without husbands, and at how these women supported themselves.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy M Froide
ISBN: 9780199237623 019923762X
OCLC Number: 141379873
Notes: Originally published: 2005.
Description: pages cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Marital Status as a Category of Difference: Singlewomen and Widows ; 3. Single But Not Alone: The Family History of Never-Married Women ; 4. A Maid is Not Always a Servant: Singlewomen in the Urban Economy ; 5. Women of Independent Means: The Civic Significance of Never-Married Women ; 6. Spinsters, Superannuated Virgins, and Old Maids: Representations of Singlewomen ; 7. The Question of Choice: How Never-Married Women Represented Singleness ; 8. Epilogue ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Amy M. Froide.
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Review from previous edition Froide's pioneering foray is a valuable exploration of an important and neglected issue Bernard Capp, The English Historical Review

 
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