British Female Emigration Societies and the New World, by Marie Ruiz

By Marie Ruiz

This e-book specializes in the departure of Britain’s 'surplus' ladies to Australia and New Zealand organised via Victorian British woman emigration societies. beginning with an research of the excess of girls query, it then explores the philanthropic nature of the firms (the woman heart type Emigration Society, the Women’s Emigration Society, the British Women’s Emigration organization, and the Church Emigration Society). The examine of the stern number of distressed gentlewomen emigrants is by way of an research in their advertising worth, and an appraisal of women’s imperialism. eventually, this paintings indicates that the feminine emigrants lower than research partook within the consolidation of the colonial middle-class.

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