The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830

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This study argues that businesswomen were central to urban society and to the operation and development of commerce in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It presents a rich and complicated picture of lower-middling life and female enterprise in three northern English towns: Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield. The stories told by a wide range of sources - including trade directories, newspaper advertisements, court records, correspondence, and diaries - demonstrate the very differing fortunes and levels of ...

The Business of Women: Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830 2006, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199299713

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