Women at Work in Preindustrial France

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The subject of women as skilled workers in the eighteenth century is central to our understanding of the history of work and technology in the preindustrial age. While recent scholarship has dispelled the notion that women did not enter the workforce until the Industrial Revolution, debate continues as to the extent to which women actually participated in skilled work in the preceding decades. This book draws upon substantial archival research in Rouen, Lyon, and Paris to show that while the vast majority of working women ...

Women at Work in Preindustrial France 2012, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271058689

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Women at Work in Preindustrial France 2007, Penn State University Press, University Park, PA

ISBN-13: 9780271029696

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