Living on the Edge in Victorian Britain

History Extra | 18 May 2020 | 0h 34m | Listen Later | Spotify
Interview with Emma Griffin about her book Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy. Explores how economic changes in 19th-century Britain affected family life for working-class Victorians. Highlights the problems for both women and men of the breadwinner model that paid men much much more than women.

I am struck by how the problems of 19C Britain caused by the male breadwinner model parallel those in today’s India, as described by Shrayana Bhattacharya.

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