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Maidservants and the Politics of the Household

Bernard Capp

in When Gossips Meet: Women, Family, and Neighbourhood in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199255986
eISBN:
9780191719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255986.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter explores how servants in early modern England might hope to improve their situation or vent their frustrations and resentment. Although they were vulnerable and often exploited, it does ... More


Calculating Risks, Surviving Danger

Susan Dewey

in Neon Wasteland: On Love, Motherhood, and Sex Work in a Rust Belt Town

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266902
eISBN:
9780520948310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266902.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter analyzes how dancers maintain themselves in Vixens fraught and often dangerous environment by developing a set of survival skills that draw upon broader cultural customs that exclude ... More


Second Line Rescue: Improvised Responses to Katrina and Rita

Barry Jean Ancelet, Marcia Gaudet, and Carl Lindahl (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037962
eISBN:
9781621039518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037962.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book chronicles the brave and creative acts through which Gulf Coast people rescued their neighbors during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Ordinary citizens joined in with ... More


White Fox: From the Trapper to the Retail Customer

John R. Bockstoce

in White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221794
eISBN:
9780300235166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221794.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter describes the practical techniques, skills, and business realities involved in the capture, manufacture, and marketing of white fox pelts, all of which affected the lives of northern ... More


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