The Resource Convict maids : the forced migration of women to Australia, Deborah Oxley

Convict maids : the forced migration of women to Australia, Deborah Oxley

Label
Convict maids : the forced migration of women to Australia
Title
Convict maids
Title remainder
the forced migration of women to Australia
Statement of responsibility
Deborah Oxley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Convict Maids explodes many myths surrounding the forcible transportation of female convicts from Great Britain and Ireland only New South Wales. Rejecting the notion that these were worthless women recruited from a professional criminal class, Deborah Oxley argues that these women helped put the New South Wales economy on its feet."--BOOK JACKET. "Oxley's analysis of 7000 convict indents shows that the women were mostly first offenders transported for crimes trivial by today's standards. Convict women arrived with a range of skills, most were literate, and nearly all were young and healthy. All of these qualities made them exceptional immigrants available to be exploited by the new colony, which needed them both in the labour market and in the domestic sphere as wives and mothers. Oxley exposes how women have been downgraded in Australia's history by a misplaced focus on issues of sexuality and prostitution."--BOOK JACKET. "Every woman transported between 1826 and 1840 is included in this first major quantitative study of female convicts in New South Wales. Deborah Oxley examines English and Irish, rural and urban women, revealing their criminal profiles and work histories within the context of a rapidly changing legal system and two volatile economies undergoing immense transformations as England became the first industrial nation. But convict women workers were neither a straightforward cross-section of the population, nor were they simply the 'sweepings of the gaols': above all they had found employment as domestic servants. Quite literally, they were convict maids, and the demand for them was high."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oxley, Deborah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8950.A8
LC item number
O95 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Convict labor
  • Penal colonies
  • Women prisoners
  • Women immigrants
  • Convict labor
  • Penal colonies
  • Women immigrants
  • Women prisoners
  • Gevangenen
  • Vrouwen
  • Strafkoloniën
  • Frau
  • Einwanderung
  • Weibliche Strafgefangene
  • Convict labor
  • Women immigrants
  • Australia
  • Australien
  • Australia
Label
Convict maids : the forced migration of women to Australia, Deborah Oxley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Creative Tensions -- 1. Elizabeth: A Note on Data and Method -- 2. Mercury's Charges: The Crimes of Convict Women -- 3. Piso's Justice: Irish and English Offenders -- 4. Economic Accoutrements: The Skills of Convict Women -- 5. Ireland's Distant Shores: Working Life in Ireland -- 6. England's Castaways: Working Life in England -- 7. Colonial Requirements: Coerced and Free Immigrants -- 8. Misconceptions -- 9. Britain's Loss, Australia's Gain? Concluding Remarks -- App. 1. Convict Vessels -- App. 2. Crime Classification -- App. 3. Stolen Goods Classification -- App. 4. Social-skill Classification -- App. 5. Irish Census Classification -- App. 6. English Census Classification -- App. 7. Free Immigrant Classification -- App. 8. Statistical Appendix (with contents list)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780521446778
Lccn
95036710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33043754
  • (OCoLC)ocm33043754
Label
Convict maids : the forced migration of women to Australia, Deborah Oxley
Publication
Note
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 314-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Creative Tensions -- 1. Elizabeth: A Note on Data and Method -- 2. Mercury's Charges: The Crimes of Convict Women -- 3. Piso's Justice: Irish and English Offenders -- 4. Economic Accoutrements: The Skills of Convict Women -- 5. Ireland's Distant Shores: Working Life in Ireland -- 6. England's Castaways: Working Life in England -- 7. Colonial Requirements: Coerced and Free Immigrants -- 8. Misconceptions -- 9. Britain's Loss, Australia's Gain? Concluding Remarks -- App. 1. Convict Vessels -- App. 2. Crime Classification -- App. 3. Stolen Goods Classification -- App. 4. Social-skill Classification -- App. 5. Irish Census Classification -- App. 6. English Census Classification -- App. 7. Free Immigrant Classification -- App. 8. Statistical Appendix (with contents list)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 339 pages
Isbn
9780521446778
Lccn
95036710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33043754
  • (OCoLC)ocm33043754

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