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Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe : New Approaches to European History - Rachel G. Fuchs

Gender and Poverty in Nineteenth-Century Europe

New Approaches to European History

Paperback

Published: 27th February 2006
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This book is a major history of the dramatic and enduring changes in the daily lives of poor European women and men in the nineteenth century. Rachel G. Fuchs conveys the extraordinary difficulties facing the destitute from England to Russia, paying particular attention to the texture of women's everyday lives. She shows their strength as they attempted to structure a life and set of relationships within a social order, culture, community, and the law. Within a climate of calamities, the poor relied on their own resourcefulness and community connections where the boundaries between the private and public were indistinguishable, and on a system of exchange and reciprocity to help them fashion their culture of expediencies. This accessible synthesis introduces readers to conflicting interpretations of major historic developments and evaluates those interpretations. It will be essential reading for students of women's and gender studies, urban history and social and family history.

"Fuchs has written an outstanding and ambitious study gender and poverty in nineteenth-century Europe." Judith F. Stone, Western Michigan University, Journal of Interdisciplinary History

The revolutionary era, 17701815
Population and poverty
Rural society and the problems of poverty
Working in the cities
Life in the cities
Charity and welfare
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ISBN: 9780521629263
ISBN-10: 0521629268
Series: New Approaches to European History
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 267
Published: 27th February 2006
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39