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Author Froide, Amy M.
Title Never married : singlewomen in early modern England / Amy M. Froide.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Author Froide, Amy M.
Subject Single women -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Single women -- England -- History -- 17th century.
Single women -- England -- History -- 18th century.
Single women -- England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
Single women -- England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Single women -- England -- Social conditions -- 18th century.
Single women -- England -- Economic conditions -- 16th century.
Single women -- England -- Economic conditions -- 17th century.
Single women -- England -- Economic conditions -- 18th century.
Description 1 online resource (vii, 246 pages)
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Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 222-242) and index.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Marital status as a category of difference : singlewomen and widows -- 3. Single but not alone : the family history of never-married women -- 4. A maid is not always a servant : singlewomen in the urban economy -- 5. Women of independent means : the civic significance of never-married women -- 6. Spinsters, superannuated virgins, and old maids : representations of singlewomen -- 7. The question of choice : how never-married women represented singleness -- 8. Epilogue.
Summary A book of original research on the women who never married in early modern England, this text looks at how singlewomen's lives differed from those of wives and widows, at the social relationships of women without husbands, and at how these women supported themselves.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191533709 (electronic bk.)
019153370X (electronic bk.)
9780199270606
0199270600
0199270600 (cased)
OCLC # 191441347
Additional Format Print version: Froide, Amy M. Never married. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0199270600 9780199270606 (DLC) 2005272797 (OCoLC)57283417


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