Abandoned Women: Scottish Convicts Exiled Beyond the Seas (Main)

Abandoned Women: Scottish Convicts Exiled Beyond the Seas (Main)

By: Lucy Frost (author)Paperback

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From the crowded tenements of Edinburgh to the Female Factory nestling in the shadow of Mt Wellington, dozens of Scottish women convicts were exiled to Van Diemen's Land with their young children. This is a rich and evocative account of the lives of women at the bottom of society two hundred years ago.

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LUCY FROST has spent a career researching and writing about nineteenth-century women. She is the author of No Place for a Nervous Lady and other books on women's experience.


1 'Fully ripe for transportation'..2 'Transported beyond seas'..3 Deaths in the Female Factory..4 Finding a bearable place..5 'These rebellious hussies'..6 Taking the children away..7 Orphans of the Atwick..8 Motherhood under sentence..9 The vagaries of freedom..10 The last survivors..Epilogue..List of the Scottish convicts on the Atwick..Acknowledgements..A note on sources..Select bibliography..Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 02/01/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781742377605
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781742377605
  • weight: 359
  • ISBN10: 1742377602
  • edition: Main

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