More Than Mere Amusement: Working-class Women's Leisure in England, 1750-1914

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Northeastern University Press, 2001 - History - 294 pages
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From the carefree pleasure-seeking London factory girl to the overworked housewife drudge, the lives of English working-class women in the 19th and early 20th centuries were characterized by two constants: work and want. In this study of women's leisure and recreation from 1750 to 1914, Catriona M. Parratt explores how and to what degree women managed to carve out a sphere of pleasure for themselves within the broader context of the history of English working-class culture.

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Contents

Part One PLEBEIAN AND WORKINGCLASS WOMENS
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CHAPTER TWO ReVisioning and Remaking Popular Recreational
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Part Two NINETEENTHCENTURY WORKINGCLASS
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