Sunday, July 03, 2016

Women's Work

Interesting post here describing research into "early modern" women's work in England.  Disrupts some stereotypes:
  • Cooking wasn't much--a pot of stew on the fireplace to simmer for hours.
  • Childcare wasn't much--go about your work and trust the child to stay out of trouble.
  • Cleaning and washing weren't much--"cleanliness is next to Godliness" hadn't been invited.
Lot of consideration of market involvement.  Read the whole thing.

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