Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800
Douglas Catterall, Jody Campbell
BRILL, Sep 28, 2012 - History - 446 pages
In the last few decades the scholarship on women s roles and women s worlds in the Atlantic basin c. 1400-1850 has grown considerably. Much of this work has understandably concentrated on specific groups of women, women living in particular regions or communities, or women sharing a common status in law or experience. "Women in Port" synthesizes the experiences of women from all quarters of the Atlantic world and from many walks of life, social statuses, and ethnicities by bringing together work by Atlantic world scholars on the cutting edge of their respective fields. Using a wide-ranging set of case studies that reveal women's richly textured lives, "Women in Port" helps reframe our understanding of women's possibilities in the Atlantic World.
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