British Female Emigration Societies and the New World, by Marie Ruiz

By Marie Ruiz

This booklet specializes in the departure of Britain’s 'surplus' ladies to Australia and New Zealand organised by way of Victorian British lady emigration societies. beginning with an research of the excess of ladies query, it then explores the philanthropic nature of the corporations (the girl center type Emigration Society, the Women’s Emigration Society, the British Women’s Emigration organization, and the Church Emigration Society). The research of the stern choice of distressed gentlewomen emigrants is through an research in their advertising worth, and an appraisal of women’s imperialism. eventually, this paintings indicates that the feminine emigrants below learn partook within the consolidation of the colonial middle-class.

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