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Women and business since 1500 : invisible presences in Europe and North America?

Author: Béatrice Craig
Publisher: London : Macmillan Education, Palgrave, 2016.
Series: Gender and history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume surveys the role women have played in various types of business as owners, co-owners and decision-making managers in European and North American societies since the sixteenth century. Drawing on up-to-date scholarship, it identifies the economic, social, legal and cultural factors that have facilitated or restricted women's participation in business. It pays particular attention to the ways in which  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Béatrice Craig
ISBN: 9781137033239 1137033231 9781137033222 1137033223
OCLC Number: 915495214
Description: vii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. The early modern world, sixteenth to eighteenth centuries --
Context --
Common people : the crafts --
Retailers : street sellers, market stall holders and shopkeepers --
Interregional and international trade and banking --
Printers and manufacturers --
The North American (British and French) colonies --
Part II. The modern world, nineteenth to twenty-first centuries --
Context --
More of the same : lower middle-class women in the English speaking world --
Women and small businesses in continental Europe --
Women and large businesses : successors and heiresses --
Women and large businesses : founders and co-founders --
Female investors and bankers, seventeenth to twentieth centuries --
Post-1960s entrepreneurship : a new (American) female frontier? Conclusion : women in business: an enduring presence.
Series Title: Gender and history (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Béatrice Craig.

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