Table of contents for Famine and fashion : needlewomen in the nineteenth century / Beth Harris.

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List of Figures	vii
List of Tables	ix
List of Contributors	x
Introduction	1
Beth Harris
1	"Weary Stitches": Illustrations and Paintings for Thomas Hood's	13
	 "Song of the Shirt" and other Poems
	Susan P. Casteras	
2 	Workers' Compensation: (Needle)work and Ideals of Femininity in 	29
	Margaret Oliphant's Kirsteen							125
	Arlene Young
3	"Let herself out to do needlework": Female Agency and the 	41
	Workhouse of Gender in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit	
	Joellen Masters
4	The Retailoring of Dickens: Christmas Shadows, Radicalism and 	55
	the Needlewoman Myth	
	Ian Haywood
5	Chartism and Gender Politics in Ernest Jones's The Young Milliner	69
	Ella Dzelzainis
6	The Melodramatic Seamstress: Interpreting a Victorian Penny 	81
	Rohan McWilliam
7	All that glitters is not gold: the Show-Shop and the Victorian	97
	Beth Harris	
8	Business or Labor? Blurred Boundaries in the Careers of 	113
	Self-Employed Needlewomen in Mid-Nineteenth Century Albany 	
	Susan Lewis
9	Scarlett's Sisters: Spinsters, Widows, Wives and Free-Traders in 	129
	Nineteenth Century North Carolina 	
Pamela Nickless
10	"Thinking and Stitching, Stitching and Thinking": Needlework, 	143
American Women Writers, and Professionalism			
Jacqueline Chambers
11	"Furnishing Girls with Self-Supporting Trades": Custom 	157
	Needlework and Vocational Education, 1890-1920	
Wendy Gamber
12 	Virtue, Vice and Revolution: Representations of Parisian 	171
Needlewomen in the Mid-Nineteenth Century			
Judith DeGroat
13	"A Heavy Bill to Settle with Humanity": The Representation and 	185	
	Invisibility of London's Principal Milliners and Dressmakers	
Nicola Pullin
14	"Wanted: 1000 Spirited Young Milliners": The Fund for Promoting 	199
Female Emigration						
Jo Chimes
15	"To Be Poor and Honest ... Is the Hardest Struggle of All": Sweated 	211	
	Needlewomen and Campaigns for Protective Legislation, 1890-1914	
 Sheila Blackburn
Bibliography	227						
Index	235	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Women dressmakers History 19th century, Dressmaking History 19th century, Fashion History 19th century