Women, Gender and Industrialisation in England 1700-1870 – Katrina Honeyman

This neat little book is a handy primer on women’s role in the Industrial Revolution in England. Perhaps its most useful contribution is the historiographical essay in the opening chapter that introduces the reader to the evolution of scholarship on this topic. It provides an interesting examination of how gender shaped the conception of the workforce, often finding male and female workers as antagonists due to the prevailing gender norms at the time. While it doesn’t exactly offer anything novel, it does offer a good shorthand, and would be a useful text in an undergraduate class.

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