Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh

  • Authors
  • Elizabeth┬áC.┬áSanderson

Part of the Studies in Gender History book series (SGH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Elizabeth C. Sanderson
    Pages 1-4
  3. Elizabeth C. Sanderson
    Pages 5-40
  4. Elizabeth C. Sanderson
    Pages 74-107
  5. Elizabeth C. Sanderson
    Pages 108-135
  6. Elizabeth C. Sanderson
    Pages 136-167
  7. Elizabeth C. Sanderson
    Pages 168-172
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 173-236

About this book


As the first in-depth study of women's experience of work in Scotland before 1800, this book draws on a wide variety of hitherto unexplored sources to throw light on the everyday working activities of women, married and single, successful and deprived, and their role in the urban community. While focusing on Edinburgh, the capital and premier service town of Eighteenth-century Scotland, Dr Sanderson's findings are important in the British context and beyond.


Focusing trade women

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-24644-1
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-24646-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24644-1
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