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Across the Empire: British women's travel writings and women's place in the British imperial project during the second half of the nineteenth century.

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Date Issued:
2013
Summary:
Women in Britain in the nineteenth century were expected to fulfill the traditional roles of wife and mother as determined by British society. Over the course of the nineteenth century, these ideals evolved, but the core functions of wife and mother remained at the center. Woman's participation outside the household was limited. British women travelers during the nineteenth century found themselves in many different environments. By examining samples of women's travel narratives from various locations in the Empire, this study analyzes the daily lives of British women in the Empire and determines that, while maintaining their roles within the private sphere as wives and mothers, women's activities in the colonies were less restricted than they would have been in Britain.
Title: Across the Empire: British women's travel writings and women's place in the British imperial project during the second half of the nineteenth century.
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Name(s): Wernecke, Katie.
Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Department of History
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: multipart monograph
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: vi, 169 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Women in Britain in the nineteenth century were expected to fulfill the traditional roles of wife and mother as determined by British society. Over the course of the nineteenth century, these ideals evolved, but the core functions of wife and mother remained at the center. Woman's participation outside the household was limited. British women travelers during the nineteenth century found themselves in many different environments. By examining samples of women's travel narratives from various locations in the Empire, this study analyzes the daily lives of British women in the Empire and determines that, while maintaining their roles within the private sphere as wives and mothers, women's activities in the colonies were less restricted than they would have been in Britain.
Identifier: 852887332 (oclc), 3361255 (digitool), FADT3361255 (IID), fau:4149 (fedora)
Note(s): by Katie Wernecke.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2013.
Includes bibliography.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
System requirements: Adobe Reader.
Subject(s): Women authors -- Great Britain -- 19th century
Feminism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
Imperialism -- History -- 19th century
Man-woman relationships -- Great Britain -- Colonies -- History -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Administration -- 19th century
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Social conditions -- 19th century
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Owner Institution: FAU