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Description - Convict Maids by Deborah Oxley

Convict Maids looks at female convicts transported from Britain and Ireland to New South Wales between 1826 and 1840. Deborah Oxley refutes the notion that these women were prostitutes and criminals, arguing that in fact they helped put the colony on its feet. Analyzing their backgrounds, Oxley finds that they were skilled, literate, young and healthy--qualities exploited by the new colony. Convict Maids draws on historical, economic and feminist theory, and is impressive for its extensive and original research.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521446778
ISBN-10: 0521446775
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 17-Jun-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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