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Author Griffin, Emma.

Title Bread Winner : An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (403 p.)
Contents Cover page -- Halftitle page -- Title page -- Copyright page -- CONTENTS -- Illustrations -- Note on the Text and Acknowledgements -- INTRODUCTION 'The great enigma of our times' -- PART ONE WORK -- 1 'I worked alright, but I never got paid for my labour' Women and Work1 -- 2 'A man's work was a man's life' Men at Work1 -- 3 'Real drudgery' House Work1 -- PART TWO MONEY -- 4 'The meal-ticket' Fathers and Breadwinning -- 5 'Father disappeared and left mother to brave the storm' Family Breakdown1 -- 6 'Toil in the factory, toil in the home' Working Mothers -- PART THREE LIFE
7 'Got a loaf, Dad?' Food1 -- 8 'We weren't happy, but we were a family' Emotions1 -- 9 'I learned to speak' Making Citizens1 -- Conclusion -- Endnotes -- Bibliography of Autobiographies -- Index
Summary The forgotten story of how ordinary families managed financially in the Victorian era--and struggled to survive despite increasing national prosperity
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Subject Working class families -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Economic conditions -- 19th century.
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300252099