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Emigrant Gentlewomen : Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914, Paperback / softback Book

Emigrant Gentlewomen : Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914 Paperback / softback

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World series

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781138642102

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