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Domestic service in nineteenth-century England

Elizabeth Jean Whitwell

Domestic service in nineteenth-century England

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by Elizabeth Jean Whitwell

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Published by University of Birmingham in Birmingham .
Written in English


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Dissertation (B.A.) - University of Birmingham, School of History, 1978.

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Open LibraryOL20231830M

Domestic service was an important waged occupation for women, in general, in the United States throughout the period through Allyson Sherman Grossman claims that in , percent of employed women in America worked in domestic service in private homes. By , however, the percentage had fallen to percent.   Certain courtship etiquette and conduct was expected of an eighteenth or nineteenth century gentleman, although there were also courtship responsibilities for r, one etiquette book related to gentlemen noted that “courting ought never to be done except with a view to marriage.”[1] A nineteenth century gentleman maintained that “true courtship consists in a number of quiet.

25 For example, Zehr, H., Crime and the Development of Modern Society: Patterns of Criminality in Nineteenth-Century Germany and France (); Philips, D., Crime and Authority in Victorian England: The Black Country –60 (). Domestic service – what's changed in years? As 'Downton Abbey' proves a TV hit, Jonathan Brown finds out what life is like for staff below stairs in the 21st century Monday 18 October.

New York: Pantheon Books, HS/Adult. Very detailed source for information on family structure, domestic life, customs, gender roles, child-rearing, and social climate in the latter part of the 19th century. Griffin, Ralph H. Jr. (ed.). Letters of a New England Coaster, [No publisher], A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice "Beautifully written, sparkling with insight, and a pleasure to read, Servants is social history at its most humane and perceptive." —Paul Addison, Times Literary Supplement From the immense staff running a lavish Edwardian estate to the lonely maid-of-all-work cooking in a cramped middle-class house, domestics were an essential yet unobtrusive.


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Domestic service in nineteenth-century England by Elizabeth Jean Whitwell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Domestic service remained closely linked to servility even in subsequent ages, as for example, in colonial America and the pre-Civil War South, where the use of indentured servants and black slaves prevailed.

By the s, however, domestic servants had become wage earners in the United States and in most European countries. This book illuminates the origins and development of violence as a social issue by examining a critical period in the evolution of attitudes towards violence.

It explores the meaning of violence through an accessible mixture of detailed empirical research and a broad survey of cutting-edge historical theory. The author discusses topics such as street fighting, policing, sports, community. Book Description. Why did certain domestic murders fire the Victorian imagination.

In her analysis of literary and cultural representations of this phenomenon across genres, Bridget Walsh traces how the perception of the domestic murderer changed across the nineteenth century and suggests ways in which the public appetite for such crimes was representative of wider social concerns.

The importance of domestic service in the 18th century has long been recognized by historians but apart from a number of recent controversial articles, this is the first detailed study of the subject since J.

Jean Hecht's book of Its chapter question the stereotype of the domestic servant — usually male and most often in large households employing many servants where a strict hierarchy. DOI link for Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England.

Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England book. Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England book. Literary and Cultural Representations. By Bridget Walsh. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Domestic service in nineteenth-century England book 13 May Pub.

location London. Imprint by: 2. impressive if, like book ends, they matched. Head Nurse In charge of the nursing staff in houses with several nurses.

Many of these nurses, charged with watching over young children, were themselves only years old. Head nurses earned 25 pounds ($2,) per year. Footman Additional male staff for opening doors, waiting at table. A colourful account of domestic service in 20th-century Britain challenges our social history Lara Feigel Mon 25 Mar EDT First published on Mon 25 Mar EDT.

WERE it possible to chart accurately the relative size of occupational groups in eighteenth-century England, the servant class would undoubtedly rank with the largest.

A variety of economic developments and resulting social changes created a steadily increasing demand for domestics throughout the period; multiple sources furnished a constantly. Servants is a non-fiction work detailing the lives and attitudes both of and towards domestic servants in the late nineteenth century through to the late twentieth century.

Some references are to earlier periods, but as a whole this book begins with the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, and is sectioned into time periods based largely on /5().

Changing Times: there’s more to domestic service than Downton Abbey Life in the Victorian workhouse (exclusive to The Library) Atthe footman opens the shutters in the main rooms and takes coals to the house’s sitting rooms.

In it was estimated that, country-wide, more than a million – that is, one in three women between the ages of fifteen and twenty - were in domestic service; kitchen maids and maids-of-all work (sometimes referred to as ‘slaveys’) were paid between £6 and £12 a year.

Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England. DOI link for Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England. Domestic Murder in Nineteenth-Century England book. Literary and Cultural Representations. By Bridget Walsh. Edition 1st Edition.

First Published eBook Published 13 May Pub. location London. Imprint Routledge. [This document comes from Helena Wojtczak's English Social History: Women of Nineteenth-Century Hastings and ds. Throughout Britain domestic service was the largest occupation of women in the nineteenth-century.

Domestic servants were divided into upper and lower classes. The cover does say it's "A downstairs history of Britain from the nineteenth century to modern times." I suppose it's my fault I didn't pay more attention to the Amazon blurb, which say it covers the Edwardian period.

Anyway, with the exception of just a few mentions, this book Reviews:   The British census of found that million girls and women worked as domestic servants in Victorian England. They were usually recruited between the ages of 10 after they had been through some elementary schooling. 3 Leonora Davidoff, ‘Mastered for Life: Servant and Wife in Victorian and Edwardian England’, Jl Social Hist., vii (); Pamela Horn, The Rise and Fall of the Victorian Servant (Dublin, ); P.

Taylor, ‘Daughters and Mothers — Maids and Mistresses: Domestic Service between the Wars’, in J. Clarke, C. Critcher and R.

Johnson (eds.), Working Class Culture: Studies in History and. Novel Craft explores an intriguing and under-studied aspect of cultural life in Victorian England: domestic handicrafts, the decorative pursuit that predated the Arts and Crafts movement.

Talia Schaffer argues that the handicraft movement served as a way to critique the modern mass-produced commodity and the rapidly emerging industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century. Domestic service is most often used as the mood music of historical depiction; maids and footmen deftly slipping in and out of the background in scenes.

Rural Women Workers in Nineteenth-Century England Book Description: Despite the growth of women's history and rural social history in the past thirty years, the work performed by women who lived in the nineteenth-century English countryside is still an under-researched issue.

Domestic service was Britain's biggest employer a century ago, but how have things changed over the years. "It is a form of marriage to a point. An Enquiry into the Duties of the Female Sex is a religious conduct manual by Thomas Gisborne (–), aimed mainly at ‘women placed in the higher or in the middle classes of society’ (p.

2). Gisborne was a Church of England clergyman, a poet and a writer on moral and religious matters. An.Although customary notions eventually faded, this book shows how the nineteenth century established enduring patterns in views of violence. Violence and Crime in Nineteenth-Century England will be essential reading for advanced students and researchers of modern British history, social and cultural history and criminology.A domestic worker is a person who works within an employer's term "domestic service" applies to the equivalent occupational category.

In traditional English contexts, such a person was said to be "in service". Domestic helpers perform a variety of household services for an individual or a family, from providing care for children and elderly dependents to housekeeping, including.