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The Resource Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women : Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783, (electronic resource)

Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women : Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783, (electronic resource)

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Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women : Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783
Title
Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women
Title remainder
Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women, Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryland in the eighteenth century. Great Britain's forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain's earlier program of sending convicts-including women-to North America. Many of these women were assigned as servants in Maryland. Titled using epithets that their colonial masters applied to the convicts, Edith M. Ziegler's Harlots, Hussies and Poor Unfortunate Women examines the lives of this intriguing s
Member of
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Ziegler, Edith M
Dewey number
364.374097309033
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Atlantic Crossings
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penal transportation
  • Women prisoners
Label
Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women : Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Social change, crime, and the law -- Punishment, pleas, and the prospect of exile -- Bound for Maryland -- Arrival in the New World -- Servants and masters -- Escape -- Going home and staying on -- Mary Nobody in the republic of virtue -- Appendix 1: Statistical information on convict women -- Appendix 2: List of convict women's occupations -- Appendix 3: Privy council resolution, 1615 -- Appendix 4: Transportation act of 1718 -- Appendix 5: Crimes punished by transportation at the old bailey 1718-1776 -- Appendix 6: Colonial legislation regarding convicts -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn871780719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817387495
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871780719
Label
Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women : Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783, (electronic resource)
Publication
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Social change, crime, and the law -- Punishment, pleas, and the prospect of exile -- Bound for Maryland -- Arrival in the New World -- Servants and masters -- Escape -- Going home and staying on -- Mary Nobody in the republic of virtue -- Appendix 1: Statistical information on convict women -- Appendix 2: List of convict women's occupations -- Appendix 3: Privy council resolution, 1615 -- Appendix 4: Transportation act of 1718 -- Appendix 5: Crimes punished by transportation at the old bailey 1718-1776 -- Appendix 6: Colonial legislation regarding convicts -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn871780719
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (241 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817387495
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)871780719

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