Discovering a global perspective

Jennifer Aston, Catherine Bishop

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Abstract

Aston and Bishop introduce the first book to consider nineteenth-century businesswomen from a global perspective, moving beyond existing European and trans-Atlantic frameworks and discovering a global perspective. These businesswomen, who made money and business decisions for themselves rather than as employees, ran a variety of enterprises, from micro-businesses in the ‘grey market’ to large factories with international reach. They included publicans and farmers, midwives and property developers, milliners and plumbers, pirates and shopkeepers. Despite a variety of legal and structural restrictions, women in the long nineteenth century made important but largely unrecognised contributions to economies around the world, many of them in business. This volume encourages gender historians to think more about business and business historians to think more about gender.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFemale entrepreneurs in the long nineteenth century
Subtitle of host publicationa global perspective
EditorsJennifer Aston, Catherine Bishop
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Chapter1
Pages1-31
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9783030334123
ISBN (Print)9783030334116
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Economic History
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2662-6497
ISSN (Electronic)2662-6500

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