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Women's Work and Urban Development

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter introduces the subject of women's work with a detailed examination of trade directories in Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield. It suggests that middling women were a significant and ... More


The 'Public' Face of Female Enterprise

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter builds upon Chapter 2's depiction of the ubiquity of women in business, and examines their appearance in advertising at the centre of business networks, and their physical presence in ... More


Family Firms, Partnerships, and Independent Traders

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter concerns women's involvement in different types of enterprise: principally family firms, but also as independent traders and in partnerships with others. Evidence from directories, court ... More


Family, Property, and Power

Hannah Barker

in The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299713
eISBN:
9780191714955
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299713.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter further explores women's involvement in different types of enterprise. It examines the issue of female power more closely, using legal documents to assess women's relationship to ... More


A Maid Is Not Always a Servant: Singlewomen in the Urban Economy

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the work of women who did not have husbands and did not participate in the household economy of the early modern era. Investigating primarily urban women from labouring, craft, ... More


Connecting Spheres Women's Work and Women's Lives In Milwaukee's Italian Third Ward

Carol Bonomo Jennngs and Christine Palamidessi Moore

in American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In Milwaukee, the largest Italian enclave was defined by the boundaries of the Third Ward, where businesswomen worked as grocers, restaurateurs, saloon keepers, and purveyors of dry goods. Female ... More


Capital Intentions: Female Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920

Edith Sparks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830611
eISBN:
9781469602479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807868201_sparks
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Late nineteenth-century San Francisco was an ethnically diverse but male-dominated society bustling from a rowdy gold rush, earthquakes, and explosive economic growth. Within this booming ... More


Luxuriant Growth: The Walkers and Black Economic Nationalism

Kate Dossett

in Bridging Race Divides: Black Nationalism, Feminism, and Integration in the United States, 1896-1935

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031408
eISBN:
9780813039282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031408.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the work of the legendary black businesswoman Madam J. C. Walker and her daughter A'Lelia who found a niche for themselves within black organizations as well as in political ... More


Fleecing the Customer in Shanghai Brothels of the 1890s

Keith McMahon

in Polygamy and Sublime Passion: Sexuality in China on the Verge of Modernity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833763
eISBN:
9780824870805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833763.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on Han Bangqing's novel, Flowers of Shanghai (Haishanghua liezhuan), and examines the novel's portrayal of the prostitute-businesswoman's fleecing of the brothel patron. In this ... More


THE Currency OF Citizenship: Property Ownership and Black Female Freedom

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

in Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835050
eISBN:
9781469602592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869093_myers.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the lawsuit Eliza Seymour Lee initiated against fellow Charlestonian Henry Gourdin. A respected businesswoman, Eliza and her husband, John, had owned the city's two most ... More


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