Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century Edinburgh

Author(s): 
Sanderson, Elizabeth C.
ISBN: 
0333645588
Date published: 
May 1996
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
248

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.