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Convict Maids The Forced Migration of Women to Australia

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ISBN-10: 0521446775

ISBN-13: 9780521446778

Edition: 1997

Authors: Deborah Oxley

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This book destroys the myth that female convicts transported from Britain and Ireland to New South Wales in 1826-1840 were professional criminals. Oxley argues that in fact the women, mainly first offenders, helped put the colony on its feet.
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Book details

List price: $53.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/17/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Elizabeth: a note on data and method
Mercury's charges: the crimes of convict women
Piso's justice: Irish and English offenders
Economic accoutrements: the skills of convict women
Ireland's distant shores: working life in Ireland
England's castaways: working life in England
Colonial requirements: coerced and free immigrants
Misconceptions
Britain's loss/Australia's gain?
Concluding remarks