Women, Work and Sociability in Early Modern London by T. Reinke-Williams
(Genders and Sexualities in History)

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Drawing on legal and literary sources, this work revises and expands understandings of female honesty, worth and credit by exploring how women from the middling and lower ranks of society fashioned positive identities as mothers, housewives, domestic managers, retailers and neighbours between 1550 and 1700.
 

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Published April 23, 2014 by Palgrave Macmillan. 234 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Jan De Vries, and more recently Craig Muldrew, have emphasised the rise of a discourse of industriousness in the later 17th century which helped to bring about significant market growth and diversification, but the origins of such expansion lay in the first third of the 17th century, and their ar...

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