Contents

Foreword by Philip Payton

Preface and Acknowledgements

Introduction

1

Considerable Numbers? - Taking a count of the wives

2

Money from Abroad - Remittances and home-pay

3

Making Ends Meet - Work and credit

4

‘If You Can Accord’ - Support from family and community

5

Deserted, Desperate & Destitute? - The wives and the Poor Law

6

‘Unworthy’ Wives and ‘Forgetful’ Husbands - Deceit and collusion

7

Lodgers and Lovers - Facing the consequences

8

Double Standards and Five-Dollar Divorces - Ending the marriage

9

Meeting Again on Earth or in Heaven - Hope for a happy reunion

10

Under Sailing Orders
“I will endeavour to give you all the instructions I can”

11

Two Lives Compared - Sophia Paynter and Mary Ann Dower

12

Choice and Power - Perceptions and emotions

13

The Worst Kind of Widowhood? - Conclusions

Notes and References Index

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