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The Resource The married widows of Cornwall : the story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration, Lesley Trotter, foreword by Philip Payton

The married widows of Cornwall : the story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration, Lesley Trotter, foreword by Philip Payton

Label
The married widows of Cornwall : the story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration
Title
The married widows of Cornwall
Title remainder
the story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration
Statement of responsibility
Lesley Trotter, foreword by Philip Payton
Title variation
  • Story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration
  • Married widows of Cornwall, England
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of the untold stories of 19th century emigration from Cornwall is that of the thousands of wives 'left behind' by men leaving to work overseas. Known as 'married widows', these women singlehandedly managed family and homes, maintaining their husbands' interests and ties with their homeland. They are the unsung heroines of many Cornish families, especially in the mining communities. The Married widows of Cornwall brings together neglected evidence from the census, poor law records, newspapers and court cases, as well as family histories and letters, to explore the lives of these ordinary, but remarkable, women. From describing the resources they drew upon in the absence of their husbands to the challenges they presented for the authorities, this book shows the wives not simply as passive victims of emigration but active participants and influential voices in family strategies. However, from a time when married women had few rights or opportunities, poignant individual stories also highlight the risks and vulnerability of being a 'married widow'
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trotter, Lesley
Dewey number
813.6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cornish
  • Heads of households
  • Abandoned wives
  • Cornish
  • Cornish
  • Cornish
  • Cornwall (England : County)
  • Cornwall (England : County)
  • Cornwall (England : County)
Target audience
adult
Label
The married widows of Cornwall : the story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration, Lesley Trotter, foreword by Philip Payton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1088305499
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
v, 288 pages
Isbn
9781999610401
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
942.37 T755 ; GE-G ; GE1904-16-N-AMA pav, JS.
System control number
(OCoLC)1088305499
Label
The married widows of Cornwall : the story of the wives 'left behind' by emigration, Lesley Trotter, foreword by Philip Payton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
on1088305499
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
v, 288 pages
Isbn
9781999610401
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
942.37 T755 ; GE-G ; GE1904-16-N-AMA pav, JS.
System control number
(OCoLC)1088305499

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