Secondhand. Very good condition. Ex library copy with no external stickers. Date due slip, borrower card and barcode on inside.
From the outset of European settlement in Australia, the twin and equally pressing needs were for production for economic development and reproduction to ensure a growing population and to dilute the presence of convicts and the pernicious influence of an extreme sex imbalance.
The economic and demographic value of colonial women's role and their inadequate reward, have been neglected subjects in the mainstream economic histories of Australia. (book flap)