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Elizabeth Murray : a woman's pursuit of independence in eighteenth-century America

Author: Patricia Cleary; Elizabeth Murray
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Elizabeth Murray (1726-1785) was a Scottish immigrant who settled in Boston in her early twenties and took up shopkeeping. For many years, she practiced her trade successfully while marrying three times, once to a much older man who left her an extremely rich widow. This biography chronicles the life of this extraordinary "ordinary" woman who tried to make a place for herself and other women in the world by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cleary, Patricia, 1962-
Elizabeth Murray.
Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606400977
Named Person: Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cleary; Elizabeth Murray
ISBN: 1558492631 9781558492639 1558493964 9781558493964
OCLC Number: 43953922
Description: xii, 279 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: An Extraordinary Ordinary Woman --
Migration and Mobility --
A "She Merchant" in Boston --
The Bonds of Marriage and Benevolence --
Leisure and Industry in Britain and America --
Conflicting Loyalties and Fighting the Revolution --
The Legacy of a "Spirit of Independence."
Responsibility: Patricia Cleary.

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This title details Elizabeth Murray's struggle to achieve economic self-sufficiency in 18th-century Boston. It makes use of Murray's own papers, which include correspondence and business records, in  Read more...

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