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.
|Title of host publication
|Female entrepreneurs in the long nineteenth century
|Subtitle of host publication
|a global perspective
|Jennifer Aston, Catherine Bishop
|Place of Publication
|Number of pages
|Published - 2020
|Palgrave Studies in Economic History
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