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Emigrant Gentlewomen: Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914
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Emigrant Gentlewomen: Genteel Poverty and Female Emigration, 1830-1914 (Paperback)

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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.

History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyEuropean historyBritish & Irish historyLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsSocial classes Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 28/11/2017 ISBN-13: 9781138642102  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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