eBook Daily Life of Victorian Women, 1st Edition

  • Lydia Murdoch
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  • ISBN-10: 0313384991
  • ISBN-13: 9780313384998
  • DDC: 305.40941
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 320 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Victorian Contexts and Ideals of Womanhood.
1: Women and the State.
2: Religion, Spiritualism, and Death.
3: Family, Home, and Leisure.
4: Health and Sexuality.
5: Childrearing, Youth, and Education.
6: Wage Labor and Professional Work.
7: Urban Life.
8: Women and Empire.
Further Reading.
About the Author.