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First published in 1979. This book examines the distressed gentlewoman stereotype, primarily through a study of the experience of emigration among single middle-class women between 1830 and 1914. Based largely on a study of government and philanthropic emigration projects, it argues that the image of the downtrodden resident governess does inadequate justice to Victorian middle-class women's responses to the experience of economic and social decline and to insufficient female employment opportunities. This title will be of ...

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    • Title: Emigrant Gentlewomen by A. James Hammerton
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Print ISBN: 9781138642072, 113864207X
    • eText ISBN: 9781317246114
    • Edition: 2016 1st edition
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