Emigrant Gentlewomen : Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914 Paperback / softback
Part of the Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World series
First published in 1979. This book examines the distressed gentlewoman stereotype, primarily through a study of the experience of emigration among single middle-class women between 1830 and 1914.
Based largely on a study of government and philanthropic emigration projects, it argues that the image of the downtrodden resident governess does inadequate justice to Victorian middle-class women's responses to the experience of economic and social decline and to insufficient female employment opportunities.
This title will be of interest to students of history.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 218 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 28/11/2017
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781138642102
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