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Convict Maids looks at female convicts transported from Britain and Ireland to New South Wales between 1826 and 1840. Deborah Oxley refutes the notion that these women were prostitutes and criminals, arguing that in fact they helped put the colony on its feet. Analyzing their backgrounds, Oxley finds that they were skilled, literate, young and healthy--qualities exploitedConvict Maids looks at female convicts transported from Britain and Ireland to New South Wales between 1826 and 1840. Deborah Oxley refutes the notion that these women were prostitutes and criminals, arguing that in fact they helped put the colony on its feet. Analyzing their backgrounds, Oxley finds that they were skilled, literate, young and healthy--qualities exploited by the new colony. Convict Maids draws on historical, economic and feminist theory, and is impressive for its extensive and original research....

Title : Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia
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ISBN : 9780521446778
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 180 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Convict Maids: The Forced Migration of Women to Australia Reviews

  • Amber
    2019-03-14 08:38

    Again, had to read for an essay at Uni but seriously love the subject. I also love that it's kept interesting by putting in tidbits of information about specific women. It makes it so much more real and so intriguing!