Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe by Robert Beachy
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Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe
By Robert Beachy

Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe

Rethinking Separate Spheres

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Women, Business, and Finance in Nineteenth-century Europe by Robert Beachy

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Looking at women, business and finance in the long nineteenth century, this book challenges our traditional understanding of 'separate spheres' - whereby men operated in the public world of work and women in the private realm of the domestic. Drawing on case studies throughout Europe, this book reveals that there was much greater diversity in women's economic experience across all social strata than has previously been understood.International contributors take a new look at women's roles in finance and investment, family-owned businesses, retailing, service activities, and the artisanal trades. They reveal that elite and middle-class women often manipulated financial resources in a highly sophisticated manner. Family-owned businesses and retail trade geared to women, such as grocery and fashion, also offered women opportunities. Throughout, the book considers the impact of industrialization on women's economic agency and examines women in the accommodation business in London, female entrepreneurs in Italy, prostitutes in Germany, family businesses in Sweden, women in publishing in Spain and much more.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781845201852
ISBN-10: 184520185X
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Berg Publishers
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Beachy

Robert Beachy is Assistant Professor of History at Goucher College, USA. Beatrice Craig is Associate Professor of History at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Alastair Owens is Lecturer in Geography at Queen Mary, University of London.

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