This title compiles the voices of around a hundred Scottish women, many never before heard. The editors of this volume introduce topics and debates relevant to nineteenth-century women's everyday lives, using selected primary source material to demonstrate key points. The editors' introductions to key themes provide an entry point to Scottish Women's history and the sources seeing print for the first time will attract an audience of readers lacking easy access to the archives. The volume taps into the popularity of primary source-based activities in the schools curriculum as well as making many primary sources available to a wider readership for the first time. It is first book-length approach to this topic. It offers a companion to the Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women. It includes new research that are available for the first time. It includes valuable sources and commentaries.
Esther Breitenbach is a researcher in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Linda Fleming joined the SCOB team in 2006 as a researcher for the Scottish Readers Remember project and contributes teaching at Napier on the history of reading, and on oral history methodology. Karly Kehoe is Lecturer and Programme Leader at the UHI centre for History. Lesley Orr is a Researcher at the University of Edinburgh