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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A history of women's waged work in Scotland during the 19th and early 20th centuries which casts much new light on the real nature of women's working lives. In agriculture, domestic labour, the printing and textile trades as well as sweated home work, women had very little choice or authority in the work they did. Usually working long hours for low pay, they frequently also faced antagonism from their male colleagues. This book contrasts the experiences of many different women workers and draws general conclusions for women's history.
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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 138 x 216mm | 283g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0748602127
  • 9780748602124

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The view from the workplace - women's memories of work in Stirling c1910-1950, Jayne Stephenson and Callum 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 Renolds; early Glasgow women medical graduates, Wendy Alexander; "Ye never got a spell to think aboot it", young women and employment in the inter-war period - a case-study of a textile village, James Smyth; in bondage - the female farm worker in South-east Scotland, Barbara Robertson; rural and urban women in domestic service, Lynn Jamieson; fit work for women - sweated home-workers in Glasgow c1875-1914, Alice Albert.
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