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Adapting to Capitalism

Working Women in the English Economy, 1700-1850



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Adapting to Capitalism by Pamela Sharpe
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Considering patterns of women's employment in the period 1700-1850, industry, agriculture, fashion trades, service, prostitution, and marriage and family life sheds light on contemporary debates in history such as the sexual division of labour, controversy over continuity or change in women's employment, the importance of ideas of "separate spheres" and "domestic ideology", and the overall effects of capitalism on women's employment.

Author Biography

PAMELA SHARPE is currently Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia in Perth. She was Lecturer in Social and Economic History at the University of Bristol from 1993 to 1999. The author received an MA (Hons) in Economic History from the University of Edinburgh and completed a doctorate in demographic history at the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge, in 1989. From 1990 to 1993 she was Essex County Council Research Fellow in Local History at the University of Essex.
Release date Australia
February 19th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XI, 226 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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