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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: Biographies
History
Biography
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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A welcome addition to the literature on women in early America. Murray was an exceptional ordinary woman for her day....Cleary mined Murray's own papers, which included not just correspondence but Read more...

 
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