Harlots, Hussies, & Poor Unfortunate Women: Crime, Transportation, & the Servitude of Female Convicts, 1718-1783 [Audiobook] by Edith M. Ziegler
English | March 11, 2015 | ASIN: B00UXOA8M8 | [email protected] kbps | 8 hrs 7 mins | 229 MB
Narrator: Sally Martin | Genre: Nonfiction/History
In Harlots, Hussies, & Poor Unfortunate Women, Edith M. Ziegler recounts the history of British convict women involuntarily transported to Maryl& in the 18th century.
Great Britain's forced transportation of convicts to colonial Australia is well known. Less widely known is Britain's earlier program of sending convicts - including women - to North America. Many of these women were assigned as servants in Maryl&. Contemporary readers & scholars will be fascinated by Ziegler's explanation of how gender-influenced punishments were meted out to women & often ensnared them in Britain's system of convict labor.
Ziegler depicts the methods & operation of the convict trade & sale procedures in colonial markets. She describes the places where convict servants were deployed & highlights the roles these women played in colonial Maryl& & their contributions to the region's society & economy. Ziegler's research also sheds light on escape attempts & the lives that awaited those who survived servitude.
Ziegler has masterfully researched the penumbra of associated documents & accounts to reconstruct the worlds of 18th-century Britain & colonial Maryl& & the lives of these unwilling American settlers.