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Women, dowries and agencyMarriage in fifteenth-century Valencia

Women, dowries and agency: Marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia

Dana Wessell Lightfoot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089466
eISBN:
9781781706633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089466.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book examines labouring-status women in late medieval Valencia as they negotiated the fundamentally defining experience of their lives: marriage. Through the use of notarial records and civil ... More

Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850

Women, Marriage and Property in Wealthy Landed Families in Ireland, 1750-1850

Deborah Wilson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719077982
eISBN:
9781781703328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719077982.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Until recently, women featured in the historiography of the landed class in Ireland either as bearers of assets to advantageous matches or as potential drains on family estates as a result of long ... More

Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Women's Rights and Transatlantic Antislavery in the Era of Emancipation

Kathryn Kish Sklar and James Stewart (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115932
eISBN:
9780300137866
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115932.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Two epochal developments profoundly influenced the history of the Atlantic world between 1770 and 1870—the rise of women's rights activism and the drive to eliminate chattel slavery. The chapters ... More

Working at PlayA History of Vacations in the United States

Working at Play: A History of Vacations in the United States

Cindy S. Aron

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142341
eISBN:
9780199849024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142341.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book offers a full-length history of how Americans have vacationed. In the early 19th century, it shows that vacations were taken for health more than for fun, as the wealthy traveled to ... More

Working men's bodiesWork camps in Britain, 1880-1940

Working men's bodies: Work camps in Britain, 1880-1940

John Field

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780719087684
eISBN:
9781781706015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087684.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The book provides a comprehensive account of work camp movements in Britain before 1939, based on thorough archival research, and on the reminiscences of participants. It starts with their origins in ... More

Working-Class Housing in England between the WarsThe Becontree Estate

Working-Class Housing in England between the Wars: The Becontree Estate

Andrzej Olechnowicz

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206507
eISBN:
9780191677175
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206507.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This book presents an important episode in the 20th-century history of the United Kingdom: the largest public housing scheme ever undertaken in Britain (and at the time of its planning, in the ... More

Youth and AuthorityFormative Experiences in England 1560–1640

Youth and Authority: Formative Experiences in England 1560–1640

Paul Griffiths

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204756
eISBN:
9780191676390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204756.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

It is now well known that there was a separate age of youth in 16th-and 17th-century society (and before), but in much of the writing on this subject, youth has emerged as a passive construct of the ... More

Youth and the Welfare State in Weimar Germany

Youth and the Welfare State in Weimar Germany

Elizabeth Harvey

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204145
eISBN:
9780191676123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204145.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Social History

This is a study of social policy in Weimar Germany. The Weimar Republic gave German youth new social rights and a pledge of generous educational and welfare provision. Public social and welfare ... More

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