Women of Victorian Sussex: Their Status, Occupations and Dealings with the Law, 1830-1870

This groundbreaking book shatters many myths about the lives of working women in 19th century England We move amongst publicans and pew openers, pickpockets and poisoners, taking in courtroom dramas and domestic battles, as the social and legal status of women is examined in a wide ranging overview that is constantly enlivened by fascinating local detail As the story unfThis groundbreaking book shatters many myths about the lives of working women in 19th century England We move amongst publicans and pew openers, pickpockets and poisoners, taking in courtroom dramas and domestic battles, as the social and legal status of women is examined in a wide ranging overview that is constantly enlivened by fascinating local detail As the story unfolds we find women at work in 180 occupations We meet some memorable characters trying to survive in the male dominated world of Victorian society Some beat the system some are destroyed by it others live outside it Their stories are told in this absorbing study, richly illustrated with newspaper reports and advertisements, providing a unique historical resource.
Women of Victorian Sussex Their Status Occupations and Dealings with the Law This groundbreaking book shatters many myths about the lives of working women in th century England We move amongst publicans and pew openers pickpockets and poisoners taking in courtroom dramas a

  • Title: Women of Victorian Sussex: Their Status, Occupations and Dealings with the Law, 1830-1870
  • Author: Helena Wojtczak
  • ISBN: 9781904109051
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
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    About the Author

    Helena Wojtczak

    The holder of a BSc Honours degree in Social Science and Social History, Helena Wojtczak is a researcher, writer and speaker on women s history She occasionally gives public talks and lectures and speaks at conferences at universities and museums She is an occasional tutor in women s history and the methodology of research for the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton She has written for the Oxford University Press, Ashgate, the TSSA, the RMT and Hunter House Publishing, as well as numerous newspapers and magazines, and also for various websites including The Victorian Web and Encyclopaedia Titanica, and has appeared on TV and BBC radio Her books have received critical acclaim from Dr Dale Spender, Dr Gerry Holloway, Dr Gillian Reynolds, Dr Jo Stanley, Dr Terry Gourvish, the Rt Hon Tony Benn MP, Glenda Jackson MP, Michael Foster MP, New Statesman, Morning Star, Labour Research Magazine, Steam World Magazine, the President of the RMT, Women s History Review, Gender, Work and Organisation, The Argus, Sussex Express, Open History Magazine, Backtrack, the British Association for British History, Christian Wolmar, Adrian Vaughan, Ray Hatley and many others In 2007 Railwaywomen won the joint Writers News Magazine David St John Thomas Charitable Trust Award for Best Non Fiction Book and the Silver Cup and prize for Self Published Book of the Year Notable Sussex Women won the prize for the Best Local Book, 2009 Helena owns and runs the Hastings Press, carrying out most of the proofreading, editing, book cover design, typesetting, website design and maintenance and administration She runs occasional public seminars on self publishing and advises individual authors by private consultation At the age of 19 Helena became the first woman employed as a guard by British Rail Working on the railways led her to research and write the award winning book Railwaywomen Since being launched at the House of Commons, at the TUC Conference and at the National Railway Museum, the book has received considerable acclaim including a plethora of excellent reviews.Now Britain s foremost authority on the history of women working on the railways, she has acted as a consultant historian to the National Railway Museum and gives illustrated presentations on the subject, most recently at the Swedish State Railway Museum in Gavle, and the University of Helsinki, Finland.Born in Sussex, Helena Wojtczak pronounced Voy t chak lived in London for twenty two years and is now happily back in her native county Her pet hate is being called Helen.

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    • Amelia said:
      Sep 24, 2018 - 22:52 PM

      Most people will have at least a vague idea of what life might have been like for the Victorians. Where Women of Victorian Sussex comes in is adding depth and fleshing out the details. It is all too easy to generalise and forget that in amongst those sweeping statements were not just numbers, but real people. It doesn't get much more real than this. Wojtczak focuses on a relatively small area - Sussex - and a short time period - about 40 years - and this enables her to really get up close to her [...]

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