Daryl M. Hafter is professor emerita of history at Eastern Michigan University. She is the author of Women at Work in Preindustrial France.
Nina Kushner is associate professor of history at Clark University. She is the author of Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris.
Praise for Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France
“The contributors to this volume offer fascinating insights into the wide range of work experiences of women in 18th-century France. . . . In addition to presenting original research, many of the essays include useful surveys of historiography. . . . Recommended.”—CHOICE
“Women and Work, an informative and multi-layered study, is a welcome contribution to the economic history of early modern France, which has heretofore been highly male-centered. . . . This well-documented volume based on archival scholarship brings together significant new material on women’s work in eighteenth-century France by experts in their fields.”—Early Modern Women
“Daryl M. Hafter’s and Nina Kushner’s volume Women and Work in Eighteenth-Century France explores its subject in a wide-ranging and fresh way. The essays examine work in the broadest possible sense of the word, spanning intellectual, manual, creative, and entrepreneurial labor. . . . A valuable perspective on women’s work, female professional identity, and the ways that women participated in the major shifts occurring in the eighteenth-century economy.”—American Historical Review
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