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Poor Women’s Lives: Gender, Work and Poverty in late-Victorian London

This book is an excellent contribution to our historical understanding of London, of gender and of labour markets. Andrew August brings together the concerns of feminist historians of the last twenty-odd years (in particular Ellen Ross in Love and Toil: Motherhood in Outcast London, 1870-1918, OUP 1993) with issues raised in labour history, especially byContinue reading “Poor Women’s Lives: Gender, Work and Poverty in late-Victorian London”