British Female Emigration Societies and the New World, 1860-1914

Authors: Ruiz, Marie

  • Focuses on the nineteenth-century British philanthropic societies responsible for female emigration
  • Examines the role played by middle-class women within these organisations
  • Tackles important subjects including women's and gender studies, the history of migration, and the British Empire
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This book focuses on the departure of Britain’s 'surplus' women to Australia and New Zealand organised by Victorian British female emigration societies. Starting with an analysis of the surplus of women question, it then explores the philanthropic nature of the organisations (the Female Middle Class Emigration Society, the Women’s Emigration Society, the British Women’s Emigration Association, and the Church Emigration Society). The study of the strict selection of distressed gentlewomen emigrants is followed by an analysis of their marketing value, and an appraisal of women’s imperialism. Finally, this work shows that the female emigrants under study partook in the consolidation of the colonial middle-class.

About the authors

Marie Ruiz is Associate Professor in British History at Université de Picardie Jules Verne, France. Her research focuses on nineteenth-century British female emigration societies and the surplus of women question. She is currently editing International Migrations in the Victorian Era (2018).
Philippa Levine is the author of the book’s preface. She is the Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities at the University of Texas, USA, and Co-Director of the University’s Program in British Studies. Her recent books include Prostitution, Race and Politics: Policing Venereal Disease in the British Empire (2003) and The British Empire, Sunrise to Sunset (2007). 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ruiz, Marie

    Pages 1-18

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  • The Female Emigration Societies and the ‘Eye of Power’

    Ruiz, Marie

    Pages 19-61

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  • The Female Emigration Societies and Philanthropy

    Ruiz, Marie

    Pages 63-92

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  • Selecting and Training Female Emigrants

    Ruiz, Marie

    Pages 93-128

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  • From the Abduction of the Sabine Women to the Exportation of British Women

    Ruiz, Marie

    Pages 129-151

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Female Emigration Societies and the New World, 1860-1914
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50179-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50179-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50178-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 292
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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