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Conversations in cold rooms : women, work, and poverty in nineteenth-century Northumberland

Author: Jane Long
Publisher: [London] : Royal Historical Society ; Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 1999.
Series: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In what ways did gender influence the shape of poverty, and of poor women's work, in Victorian England? This book explores the problem in the context of nineteenth-century Northumberland, examining urban and rural conditions for women, poor relief debates and practices, philanthropic activity, working-class cultures, and 'protective' intervention in women's employment."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Long
ISBN: 0861932404 9780861932405
OCLC Number: 39913686
Description: xii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Constructing femininity: women, work and poverty --
Invading bodies: gender and danger in Newcastle --
'You are forced to do something for a living': women and white-lead work --
'A fine race of women': Northumbrian bondagers --
Regulating poverty, regulating gender: the administration of poor relief --
Being 're-made' and 'making do': working-class women and philanthropy.
Series Title: Royal Historical Society studies in history., New series.
Responsibility: Jane Long.

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A study of poor women in 19c Northumberland, showing how their poverty was exacerbated by their gender and by prevailing attitudes towards women.  Read more...

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