Women's Concerns: Twelve Women Entrepreneurs of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, women's businesses - from small local concerns to financial empires - offered women independence, supported their families, and supplied essential goods and services to their communities and the world. They also contributed to much-needed legal and social change and set the stage for the female entrepreneurs who would come later. All this was accomplished despite immense financial barriers, an inequitable legal system, and the widely held belief that women had no business in business. Women's Concerns explores the lives of twelve women who owned and operated businesses in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It focuses on the ways they created personal and public identities and managed the contradictions between their entrepreneurial ambitions and deeply entrenched attitudes about women's roles.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Dislocating the Separate Spheres
Solitude and the Politics of Otherness
Disruption and Disguise in Black Feminine
Managing Public Image in the Gilded
autobiography beauty became behavior Benjamin Black women Brandywine brother businesswoman Charlotte Guest Chicora Wood Cleary daughter death described Despite died discourse domestic Dowlais early Eliza Lucas Pinckney Eliza Pinckney Elizabeth Allston Pringle Elizabeth Keckley Elizabeth Murray endeavors fact farm father female feminine flares Frank Leslie gender Gilded Age girl Guest and John Hetty Green Hetty's Hudson husband identity Inman iron Isaac Toucey James Keckley's labor Lady Trader later letters lives male Mammy Pleasant managed marketplace marriage married Martha Coston Mary Ellen Pleasant Mary Lincoln Mary Todd Lincoln masculine memoir Miriam Leslie mother Murray's Navy never Pinckney's plantation planter Pringle's Purple Passage Rebecca Lukens relationship rice role Sarah Goff Heckford shopkeeping signals sister skill slave social South Carolina spent successful Sylvia Teresa Bell tion took Transvaal traveled widow wife Woman Rice-Planter writing wrote young