Daily Life of Victorian Women

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2014 - History - 286 pages
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Contrary to popular misconception, many Victorian women performed manual labor for wages directly alongside men, had political voice before women's suffrage, and otherwise contributed significantly to society outside of the domestic sphere. "Daily Life of Victorian Women" documents the varied realities of the lives of Victorian women; provides in-depth comparative analysis of the experiences of women from all classes, especially the working class; and addresses changes in their lives and society over time. The book covers key social, intellectual, and geographical aspects of women's lives, with main chapters on gender and ideals of womanhood, the state, religion, home and family, the body, childhood and youth, paid labor and professional work, urban life, and imperialism.

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Lydia Murdoch is associate professor of history and former director of the Women's Studies Program at Vassar College.

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