First published in 1986. At any one time in late nineteenth-century England and Wales over one million men and women were described as domestic servants in the occupational category after agricultural work. This title explores several aspects of domestic service in the area of Rochdale, and the servant population is examined to discover who entered the service, at what age, and from what background they came. This title will be of interest to students of history.

chapter 2|11 pages

Methodological Approach

chapter 3|8 pages

Rochdale in the Nineteenth Century

chapter 7|28 pages

Domestic Service and the Rural Woman