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Women of the Workhouse, Part 2: Ladies to the Rescue?

Most middle-class women of the Victorian and Edwardian period were neither ‘Angels in the House’ nor, as described by Lawrence Stone, ‘idle drones’. Civic participation was a class and gender expectation and middle-class women were involved in charitable work from the organisation of charity bazaars to the rescue of ‘fallen’ women. 1,364 more words


Women of the Workhouse, Part I - A suitable job for a woman?

The lives of women have always been one of my primary research interests, so when my friends at Archif Menywod Cymru/Women’s Archive of Wales were asked to devise a Women’s History Walk in Swansea, I started thinking about who should be included. 2,025 more words


Social Welfare in the 19th Century

Full title: The Poor Law in County Carlow

Creator / Author: Eva Ó Cathaoir

Item Type / Page count: Book Chapter / 59p

When Published: 233 more words

West Wicklow Studies