_Enclosure, Common Rights, and Women Presentation

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Click to edit Master subtitle style  5/10/10 Article By: Jane Humphries Presentation By: Amanda White Anthony Wong Enclosure, Common Rights, and Women:  The Proletarianization of Families
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 5/10/10 Introduction 18th century common rights were significant to  working people Women and children exploited common rights the  most So loss of common rights altered women’s economic  position in the family and increased dependence on  wages and wage earners
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 5/10/10 Common Rights Belittled Chambers’ “Enclosure and the Labour Supply in the  Industrial Revolution”: claimed parliamentary  enclosure was not essential to the formation of an  English proletariat Belittled the common rights of cottagers and  squatters and thereby their capacity to lighten wage  dependence This conclusion has remained unchallenged
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 5/10/10 Two sources of scholarly neglect Since enclosure came about after wage labor and was  not drastically enlarged by it, the two can not be  causally related Impossible to gauge how much of the rural  population was affected by enclosure since consent  was implied by lack of interference and left no legal  trace
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 5/10/10 Proponents of enclosure Acknowledged that the benefits were not distributed  equally among the population, but argued that the  net gain would effect made enclosure it a positive  movement Pringle: “the interests of a few individuals ought to  give way to those of the community” Young: negative effects on the poor should “never 
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