Master and Servant
Love and Labour in the English Industrial Age
By (author) Carolyn Steedman
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Master and Servant by Carolyn Steedman
Book DescriptionLeading historian Carolyn Steedman offers a fascinating and compelling account of love, life and domestic service in eighteenth-century England. This book, situated in the regional and chronological epicentre of E. P. Thompson's The Making of the English Working Class and Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights, focuses on the relationship between a Church of England clergyman (the Master of the title) and his pregnant maidservant in the late eighteenth century. This case-study of people behaving in ways quite contrary to the standard historical account sheds new light on the much wider historical questions of Anglicanism as social thought, the economic history of the industrial revolution, domestic service, the poor law, literacy, education, and the very making of the English working class. It offers a unique meditation on the relationship between history and literature and will be of interest to scholars and students of industrial England, social and cultural history and English literature.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521697736
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carolyn Steedman
Everyday Life of the English Working Class, Paperback (December 2013)
Unique and fascinating account of English working-class life at the turn of the nineteenth century by celebrated historian Carolyn Steedman.
Labours Lost, Hardback (November 2009)
A unique account of the hidden history of servants and their employers in late eighteenth-century England.
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A fascinating account of love, life and domestic service in eighteenth-century England.
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Author Biography - Carolyn Steedman
Carolyn Steedman is Professor of History at the University of Warwick. Her previous publications include Strange Dislocations. Childhood and the Idea of Human Interiority, 1780-1980 (1995) and Dust (2001).
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