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“Crossing the Channel to seek their future”: foreign female domestic servants in London 1881-1939

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This thesis centres on international women migrants in London: how they crossed borders, navigated foreign spaces and experienced social and behavioural boundaries. Their stories are told through the lens of their economic status as domestic servants, by far the largest occupation absorbing women of all nationalities in London at this time. Accessing accounts of servant experiences has traditionally been perceived as challenging, yet as ‘aliens’ the women become more visible, both in socie...

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History Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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