Womens History Britain 1700-1850
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Womens History Britain 1700-1850 by Hannah Barker
Book DescriptionPlacing women's experiences in the context of the major social, economic and cultural shifts that accompanied the industrial and commercial transformations of this period, Hannah Barker and Elaine Chalus paint a fascinating picture of the change, revolution, and continuity that were encountered by women of this time. A thorough and well-balanced selection of individual chapters by leading field experts and dynamic new scholars, combine original research with a discussion of current secondary literature, and the contributors examine areas as diverse as the Enlightenment, politics, religion, education, sexuality, family, work, poverty, and consumption. The authors most importantly realise that female historical experience is not generic, and that it can be significantly affected by factors such as social status, location, age, race and religion. Providing a captivating overview of women and their lives, this book is an essential purchase for the study of women's history, and, providing delightful little gems of knowledge and insight, it will also appeal to any reader with an interest in this fascinating topic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415291774
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Press, Politics and the Public Sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820, Paperback (May 2007)
This book is a study of the relationship between newspapers and public opinion.
Business of Women, Hardback (August 2006)» View all books by Hannah Barker
Offering a study of the experiences of women during the industrial revolution, this book aims to challenge widely held views on women's social and economic roles in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. It shows that factors traditionally thought to discriminate against women's commercial activity had significant impacts upon female enterprise.
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Author Biography - Hannah Barker
University of Manchester, UK Bath Spa University, UK
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