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Her Honest Labor

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the work that early modern London wives and widows performed for money. It argues that restrictions on women's work resulted from economic concerns, not sexual anxieties about ... More


A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren Winner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners' lives and religious practices. The author ... More


Women, Work and the Cares of Home

Emma Griffin

in Liberty's Dawn: A People's History of the Industrial Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151800
eISBN:
9780300194814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151800.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

Whatever good things men enjoyed during the industrial revolution in Britain were shared by their wives and sisters. This chapter examines the impact of industrialization on the lives of ... More


‘The needle may convert more than the pen’: women and the work of conversion in early modern England

Claire Canavan and Helen Smith

in Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter opens by establishing women's centrality to the religious life of the household and community, and, in particular, their work as model converts and proselytisers. It argues that women’s ... More


Cartographic Transfers: Education and the Art of Mappery

Martin Brückner

in Social Life of Maps in America, 1750-1860

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469632605
eISBN:
9781469632612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632605.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Before maps arrived in American homes, their social life was regulated by institutional agendas set by government agencies as well as voluntary associations. But, as this chapter shows, the path that ... More


Stitches, Specimens, and Pictures: Maria Sibylla Merian and the Processing of the Natural World

Janice Neri

in The Insect and the Image: Visualizing Nature in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667642
eISBN:
9781452946603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667642.003.0005
Subject:
Art, Art History

This chapter illustrates the professional life of Maria Sibylla Merian who grew up to be skilled in needlework and embroidery as well as artistically trained in the illustration of natural subjects, ... More


Anatomy, Embroidery, and the Fabric of Celebrity

Lucia Dacome

in Malleable Anatomies: Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198736189
eISBN:
9780191799914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198736189.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter 3 investigates the activities of the artificers Anna Morandi (1714–1774) and Giovanni Manzolini (1701–1755) by tracing the trajectory of their collection of anatomical waxworks. In the ... More


Faithful Monitors: Religion on the Walls

Joseph Stubenrauch

in The Evangelical Age of Ingenuity in Industrial Britain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198783374
eISBN:
9780191826290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783374.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The paradigm of “means” and the energy it drew from the interplay between inward feeling and outward influences and actions prompted evangelicals not only to make use of nature and urban spaces, but ... More


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