About the Author

Pamela Sharpe is Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at The University of Western Australia in Perth. Until 1999 she was Lecturer in Social and Economic History at University of Bristol. Her books include Chronicling Poverty: the Voices and Strategies of the English Poor, 1640-1840 (Macmillan, 1997), Women's Work: the English Experience, 1650-1914 (Arnold, 1998), Women, Gender and Labour Migration: Historical and Global Perspectives (Routledge, 2001).