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Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia


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Juni 1997

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

This analysis of female transports to Australia reveals their significant contribution to the new economy.


Inhaltsverzeichnis

1. Elizabeth: a note on data and method; 2. Mercury's charges: the crimes of convict women; 3. Piso's justice: Irish and English offenders; 4. Economic accoutrements: the skills of convict women; 5. Ireland's distant shores: working life in Ireland; 6. England's castaways: working life in England; 7. Colonial requirements: coerced and free immigrants; 8. Misconceptions; 9. Britain's loss/Australia's gain?; Concluding remarks.

Pressestimmen

'... raises a wealth of stimulating new questions about convict women, the colonial enterprise, both British and Australian society and, indeed, about the very bases of economic analysis.' Australian Feminist Studies
EAN: 9780521446778
ISBN: 0521446775
Untertitel: 'Studies in Australian History'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1997
Seitenanzahl: 352 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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