Caitlin Adams

PhD candidate in History
Caitlin Adams

I am a PhD candidate and member of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure at the University of Cambridge. I am interested in histories of poverty, transportation and the labouring family. My doctoral thesis maps how plebeian language travelled within the British Empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This project extends and develops my findings from my Master of Research, which I completed at Macquarie University, Sydney. My master’s research interrogated poor mothers’ relationships with their children in the colony of New South Wales and the county of Gloucestershire during the early nineteenth century. Twitter handle: @CaitlinAdams314

Poverty; Family; Transportation; Colonisation; The Old Poor Law; Colonial Charity Networks; Language and Rhetoric


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