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ServantsEnglish Domestics in the Eighteenth Century$
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Bridget Hill

Print publication date: 1996

Print ISBN-13: 9780198206217

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Servants
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Bridget Hill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206217.003.0001

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about domestic servants in England during the 18th century. This book aims to establish that domestic service was an important occupation and that it was never a monolithic phenomenon unchanging over time. It discusses the different roles of male and female servants, their moral economy, and the sexuality and sexual vulnerability of female servants. It also examines the conditions of kin and paupers who served as servants and literate and literary servants.

Keywords:   domestic servants, England, domestic service, moral economy, female servants, literate servants, literary servants, sexual vulnerability

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