Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800

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Douglas Catterall, Jody Campbell
BRILL, Sep 28, 2012 - History - 446 pages
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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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Contents

Mother Courage and Her Sisters Womens Worlds in the Premodern Atlantic
1
Metropolitan Frameworks
37
Traders and Travelers
151
Interactions and Intermediaries
287
Women in the Port Cities of the Early Modern Atlantic World Retrospect and Prospect
399
Bibliography
409
Index
427
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Douglas Catterall (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is associate professor of history at Cameron University and has published on migration and women s history, including "Community without Borders: Scots Migrants and the Changing Face of Power in the Dutch Republic, c. 1600-1700" (Brill Academic Publishers, 2002). Jodi Campbell (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is associate professor of history at Texas Christian University and the author of "Monarchy, Political Culture and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid: Theater of Negotiation" (Ashgate Press, 2006). Her research interests include Spain s Golden Age theater, the intersections of politics and popular culture, and the social and cultural significance of food.

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