Good to Think with: Domestic Servants, England 1660-1750

@article{Clegg2015GoodTT,
  title={Good to Think with: Domestic Servants, England 1660-1750},
  author={J. Clegg},
  journal={Journal of Early Modern Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={43-66}
}
  • J. Clegg
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Early Modern Studies
T his article surveys scholarship dealing with domestic service in England at the latter end of early modernity. Neglected by British social historians of ‘productive’ working classes, servants began to attract serious interest only after demographers of the 1970s showed that in the north and west of pre-industrial Europe youths of all social ranks passed several years in ‘life-cycle service’. The concept has proved controversial, but fruitful for study of the family and of the many functions… Expand
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