The family was central to Victorian ideology, and yet the long nineteenth century saw considerable change in the family unit. The onset of industrialization and the expansion of the British Empire meant that there were demands and opportunities away from the home. This led to changes in traditional ways of life and the ways in which people lived together as families. The volumes in this collection focus on various aspects of family life. The experience of childhood is addressed not just from an adult perspective, but also using sources written by children and adolescents. The roles of the husband and father, frequently portrayed as emotionally distant disciplinarian or as a drunken abuser, are explored, as are the roles of wife and mother. Documents are selected to focus on exceptions, as well as the norm. Finally, the extended family and the substitute family are looked at. These include not only kin-based family groups, but also servants, lodgers, foster care, adoption and variations of social welfare.
Contains an index to the wives of convicts, female convicts with accompanying children contained in the "Musters and Other Papers", 1825 - 1840, for New South Wales. This index is not a complete listing of all names mentioned within the "Musters and Other Papers" of the New South Wales Records (2/8241 to 2/8282 and reels 2417 to 2428).
A woman has a powerful influence on the man in her life. But in order to empower him to become all he was meant to be, she has to be able to talk so that he will listen, and listen so that he will talk. Author Rick Johnson shares with women the secrets to bringing about positive change in the men in their lives and shows them how to recognize and affirm his good qualities. Johnson shows women the keys they need to know to encourage leadership, forgiveness, and patience in their husbands build authentic masculinity deal with a man's anger, self-centeredness, or other negative traits and much more Every woman who wants to create a brighter future for both herself and her husband will benefit from this insightful and sometimes humorous insider's look into the mind of a man.
A collection of selected and condensed reports on the broad subject of Population Change in Southeast Asia, this book represents the work of young Southeast Asian social scientists. Their research has helped to cast more light on the problems associated with rapid population growth, more specifically the areas of fertility, population mobility, family planning, the evaluation of family planning programs, and the environmental influence of demographic behaviour.