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

Author: Patricia Cleary
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press ; London : Eurospan, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Elizabeth Murray; Elizabeth Murray
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia Cleary
ISBN: 1558493964 9781558493964
OCLC Number: 51438934
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS --
An extraordinary 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 independence."
Responsibility: Patricia Cleary.

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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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