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Introduction

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about domestic servants in England during the 18th century. This book aims to establish that domestic service was an important ... More


A Civilizing Influence? The Female Migrant

Marjory Harper and Stephen Constantine

in Migration and Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199250936
eISBN:
9780191594847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250936.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Social expectations largely explain why UK emigrants and others, including indentured workers, were disproportionately male. Many women who did migrate, including immigrants into the UK, were ... More


Opportunity, Identity, and Servility

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the conditions of domestic servants in England during the 18th century in terms of wages and opportunity for skills acquisition. It highlights the claims that contrary to ... More


Vails, Perquisites, and Allowances: The Moral Economy of Servants

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the allowances and perquisites given to domestic servants in England during the 18th century. It looks at the customary practices which determined what servants might expect to ... More


Conclusion

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on domestic servants in England during the 18th century. The analyses reveals that the term domestic servant has been used loosely and that most ... More


The Sexual Vulnerability and Sexuality of Female Domestic Servants

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the sexuality and sexual vulnerability of female domestic servants in England during the 18th century. It highlights the long acknowledged fact about the vulnerability of female ... More


Pauper Servants

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the employment of paupers as domestic servants in England during the 18th century. Pauper servants were usually those placed out by the parish authorities all too anxious to be ... More


A London Domestic Servant: Mary Ashford

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the experience of Mary Ashford in working as a domestic servant for seventeen years in modest households in England during the 18th century. It is based on Ashford's ... More


Literate and Literary Servants in Eighteenth-century Fact and Fiction

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the employment of literate and literary people as domestic servants in England during the 18th century. It suggests that literate servants came from the provinces. They were ... More


Young Women and Work

Selina Todd

in Young Women, Work, and Family in England 1918-1950

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199282753
eISBN:
9780191712494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282753.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the centrality of paid work to young women's lives, and the expansion in their employment opportunities following the First World War, which accelerated further during the 1930s ... More


Richardson's Pamela and Domestic Service

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines Samuel Richardson's novel Pamela as it relates to domestic servants in England during the 18th century. It suggests that one of the reasons for the immense popularity of the ... More


Nicholas Blundell's Servants

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the conditions of the domestic servants employed by Nicholas Blundell, a wealthy gentleman living near Liverpool, England. This analysis is based on the Blundell's journal where ... More


Serving the Clergy

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the conditions of domestic servants in three households of clergy in England during that 18th century. These households were chosen because they have comparable incomes with ... More


Kin as Servants

Bridget Hill

in Servants: English Domestics in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206217
eISBN:
9780191677021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the employment of kin as domestic servants in England during the 18th century. It investigates what groups of women became kin-servants and the nature of their tasks and status ... More


Ain't I a Woman? Domesticity's Other

in Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines the depiction of women's domesticity in fictions by Iranian women writers. It compares Simin Daneshvar's A City Like Paradise and Anis with Goli Taraqqi's The Servant and ... More


Neither Nurses nor Maids

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter locates the origins of home care as a distinct occupation in the visiting housekeeper programs of the New Deal. With private social welfare agencies and public hospitals reeling from the ... More


From the 1880s to 1945

Tony Kushner

in Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940629
eISBN:
9781786945051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940629.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This is the first of two chapters exploring female migrant domestic work and it starts by considering which refugee stories are remembered and why asking why the women who came to Britain during and ... More


1945 to the Present

Tony Kushner

in Journeys from the Abyss: The Holocaust and Forced Migration from the 1880s to the Present

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940629
eISBN:
9781786945051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940629.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter follows the earlier one in this section on female migrant domestic work but covers the period from 1945 to the present. It explores how refugee domestic servants were remembered in ... More


‘An Insurrection of Maids’: Domestic Servants and the Agitation of 1872

Jan Merchant

in Victorian Dundee: Image and Realities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781845860912
eISBN:
9781474406062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860912.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the events of Dundee's maidservants' agitation in 1872. On the evening of 19 April 1872, a meeting of local maidservants was held in Mathers' Hotel, Dundee, which concluded with ... More


Masters and colonisers: the politics of Chinese domestic mastery, 1920s–1930s

Claire Lowrie

in Masters and servants: Cultures of empire in the tropics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719095337
eISBN:
9781526109651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095337.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 6 considers the politics of intimacy within Chinese colonial homes, drawing on the accounts of Chinese employers of servants and analysing representations of these employers in government ... More


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