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PUBLICATION DATE: November 8, 1990
“The World is Ill-divided: Women’s Work in Scotland in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries
Edited by Eleanor Gordon; Edited by Esther Breitenbach
The 19th century saw Scottish women moving into new areas of work as well as continuing in traditional labour. This is the history of women’ s waged work during the 19th and early 20th centuries, looking at eight different areas ranging from the Borders to the North-East of Scotland and jobs such as prostitution, domestic labour, women’s entering into the printing trade and the fortunes of early women medical graduates in Glasgow are all described. Late 19th century sweated home-workers and women’s roles in the Borders textile industry.