'Due Attention Has Been Paid to All Rules': Women, Tavern Licences, and Social Regulation in Montreal, 1840-1860

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'Due Attention Has Been Paid to All Rules': Women, Tavern Licences, and Social Regulation in Montreal, 1840-1860
Abstract
Taverns and inns were centers of neighbourhood life, places for travellers seeking meals, drink, and accommodation, and commercial and domestic spaces where keepers and their families earned a living and called home. Women figured largely in public houses as patrons, servants, family members and publicans. The author focuses on ninety female publicans who held tavern licences in Montreal between 1840 and 1860, arguing that keeping these establishments afforded them distinct levels of economic independence and power. Two-thirds of these female licence holders had roots or were born in the United Kingdom or in Ireland.
Publication
Histoire sociale / Social History
Volume
50
Issue
no. 101
Pages
43-68
Date
May 2017
Language
en
Citation
Poutanen, Mary Anne. “‘Due Attention Has Been Paid to All Rules’: Women, Tavern Licences, and Social Regulation in Montreal, 1840-1860.” Histoire sociale / Social History 50, no. 101 (May 2017): 43–68.
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