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Women, gender and industrialisation in England, 1700-1870

By: Honeyman, Katrina

Part of the British studies series series
0333690788 / 9780333690789
Stock expected by 30/08/2019
22 cm vii, 204p.
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Women have played an important role in the labour force for hundreds of years, yet it is often assumed that their work was less valuable than the tasks performed by men.

Interpretations of industrialization have tended to marginalize both the contribution of female labour and the relevance of a gendered workforce to the process of industrial change.

During the 1980s and 1990s, however, gender issues were placed more centrally in analyses of historical processes and our understanding of industrialization benefited from this trend.

In this study, Honeyman draws on such scholarship to suggest that the contributions of women workers influenced the direction and progress of England's manufacturing industry.


1DBKE England, 3JF c 1700 to c 1800, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, JFSJ Gender studies, gender groups, KCF Labour economics, KCZ Economic history

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