"The World is Ill-divided

"The World is Ill-divided : Women's Work in Scotland in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries

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The 19th century saw Scottish women moving into new areas of work as well as continuing in traditional labour. This is the history of women' s waged work during the 19th and early 20th centuries, looking at eight different areas ranging from the Borders to the North-East of Scotland and jobs such as prostitution, domestic labour, women's entering into the printing trade and the fortunes of early women medical graduates in Glasgow are all described. Late 19th century sweated home-workers and women's roles in the Borders textile industry.
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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 142.2 x 218.4 x 17.8mm | 362.88g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 half-tones, 2 line drawings
  • 0748601163
  • 9780748601165

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The view from the workplace: women's memories of work in Stirling c. 1910 - 1950, Jayne D Stephenson and Callum G Brown; The wages of sin: women, work and sexuality in the 19th century, Linda Mahood; women in the printing and paper trades in Edwardian Scotland, Sian Reynolds; early Glasgow women medical graduates, Wendy Alexander; "ye never get a spell to think aboot it" - young women and employment in the inter-war period, a case-study of a textile village, James J Smyth; in bondage - the female farm worker in South-east Scotland, Barbara W Robertson; rural and urban women in domestic service, Lynn Jamieson; fit work for women - sweated home-workers in Glasgow c. 1875 - 1914, Alice J Albert.
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