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Disabled husbands, deserted wives, working widows: the marriage bar in public servants’ private lives until 1946

Helen Glew

in Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719090271
eISBN:
9781526104458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is an in-depth examination of the women whose lives did not fit neatly into the categories of ‘married’ or ‘single’. Instances of widowhood, divorce, separation, broken engagement, as ... More


Female redundancy, widowhood and the mid-Victorian heroine

Emma Liggins

in Odd women?: Spinsters, lesbians and widows in British women's fiction, 1850s–1930s

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719087561
eISBN:
9781781706855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087561.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates how debates around redundancy, the old maid and the surplus woman in the 1850s began to create a prototypical spinster heroine. The Victorian widow in fiction and ... More


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