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Entrepreneurs : the Boston business community, 1700-1850

Author: Conrad Edick Wright; Katheryn P Viens; Massachusetts Historical Society.
Publisher: Boston : Massachusetts Historical Society : Distributed by Northeastern University Press, 1997.
Series: Massachusetts Historical Society studies in American history and culture, no. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Great merchants, investors, and industrialists have long dominated the historiography of Boston business, but this collection of essays urges a broader definition of the city's business community. Without denying the economic importance of the major traders of colonial Boston, or the merchants of the China trade, or the men who built New England's textile industry, it also finds signs of vigorous entrepreneurial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Entrepreneurs.
Boston : Massachusetts Historical Society : Distributed by Northeastern University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)652241712
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conrad Edick Wright; Katheryn P Viens; Massachusetts Historical Society.
ISBN: 0934909709 9780934909709 0934909717 9780934909716
OCLC Number: 37421040
Notes: "The essays that make up this volume were first offered at the Massachusetts Historical Society on May 20 and 24, 1994 at a conference entitled 'Entrepreneurs: the Boston business community, 1700-1850'"--Preface.
Description: xiv, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: A revolution in economic thought : currency and development in eighteenth-century Massachusetts / Margaret E. Newell --
Boston artisan entrepreneurs of the goldsmithing trade in the decades before the Revolution / Barbara McLean Ward --
'Who shall say we have not equal abilitys with the men when girls of 18 years of age discover such great capacitys?' : women of commerce in Boston, 1750-1776 / Patricia Cleary --
Markets, merchants, and the wider world of Boston wine, 1700-1775 / David Hancock --
Persitence and change within the Boston business community, 1775-1790 / John W. Tyler --
Debt and taxes : public finance and private economic behavior in postrevolutionary Massachusetts / Jonathan M. Chu --
Marine insurance in Boston : the early years of the Boston Marine Insurance Company, 1799-1807 / William M. Fowler, Jr. --
From carpeneter to capitalist : the business of building in postrevolutionary Boston / Lisa B. Lubow --
The Boston book trades, 1789-1850 : a statistical and geographical analysis / Ronald J. Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray --
The partnership form of organization : its popularity in early-nineteenth-century Boston / Naomi R. Lamoreaux --
The politics of honor : the Massachusetts conservative elite and the Trials of Amalgamation, 1824-1829 / Harlow W. Sheidley --
Power and social responsibility : entrepreneurs and the Black community in Antebellum Boston / Lois E. Horton and James Oliver Horton --
The making of an empire : Boston and Essex County, 1790-1850 / Benjamin W. Labaree --
What the merchants did with their money : charitable and testamentary trusts in Massachusetts, 1780-1880 / Peter Dobkin Hall.
Series Title: Massachusetts Historical Society studies in American history and culture, no. 4.
Other Titles: Boston business community, 1700-1850
Responsibility: Conrad Edick Wright, Katheryn P. Viens, editors.
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Essays on subjects such as 18th-century women shopkeepers and African American businessmen in the antebellum period, along with writings focused on more traditional topics such as the China trade and  Read more...

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