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A history of women in men's clothes : from cross-dressing to empowerment

Shopland, Norena2021
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Traditionally, historic women have been seen as bound by social conventions, unable to travel unless accompanied and limited in their ability to do what they want when they want. But thousands of women broke those rules, put on banned clothing and travelled, worked and even lived whole lives as men. As access to novels and newspapers increased in the nineteenth century so did the number of women defying Biblical and social restrictions. They copied each other's motives and excuses and moved into the world of men. Most were working-class women who either needed to or wanted to, break away from constricted lives; women who wanted to watch a hanging or visit a museum, to see family or escape domestic abuse, some wanted to earn a decent living when women's wages could not keep a family. The reasons were myriad.
Author:
Imprint:
Barnsley : Pen & Sword History, 2021.
Collation:
x, 204 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Audience:
Specialized.
ISBN:
9781526787675 (hbk)
Dewey class:
305.42
LC class:
HQ1150
Local class:
305.42305.42
Language:
English
BRN:
2886224
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