Servants' Stories

Servants' Stories

Life Below Stairs in their Own Words, 1800–1950

Paperback192pp Illustrated232x156mm

9781473822245     Product Code: 509522

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Focusing on the stories of ordinary men and women who worked as servants in the homes of the middle classes, this book gives a ‘warts and all’ history of domestic service. In each of four periods, Michelle Higgs first surveys the work, conditions and social issues of the day before introducing the servants and their testimony, from Mary Ann Ashford, general servant, housemaid and cook in 1800, to Amy Jones, a 14-year-old general servant and nursemaid in 1945.

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