Joanna Innes

Joanna Innes is an emeritus professor of history at Somerville College, Oxford and a former co-editor of Past and Present. She is the author of Inferior Politics: Social Problems and Social Policies in 18th-Century Britain.

Ode on a Dishclout: Domestic Servants

Joanna Innes, 14 April 2011

Carolyn Steedman’s is a distinctive, probing, inquiring voice. Personal, but not solipsistic. We never forget, reading her books, that there’s a mind in charge, but not one that’s preoccupied with itself: it is always grappling with some other experience, some other way of seeing, which can’t be re-experienced, but can be hunted, glimpsed, located in its habitat,...

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