Women and business since 1500 : invisible presences in Europe and North America? / Béatrice Craig.
- London : Palgrave Macmillan, 
- Gender and history
vii, 216 pages : ǂb illustrations ; ǂc 24 cm.
- Businesswomen -- Europe -- History.
Businesswomen -- United States -- History.
Women-owned business enterprises -- Euroope -- History.
Women-owned business enterprises -- United States -- History.
Self-employed women -- Europe -- History.
Self-employed women -- United States -- History.
- "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 gender norms, and their evolution, shaped not only those women's experience of business, but the ways they were perceived by contemporaries, documented in sources and, partly as a consequence, viewed by historians"-- Provided by publisher.
PART I. THE EARLY MODERN PERIOD (16TH TO 18TH CENTURY). Context
Common people : the crafts
Common people : retailers, street sellers, market stall holders, shopkeepers
Interregional and international trade and banking
Printers and manufacturers
The North American (British and French) colonies
Conclusion to Part One
PART II. THE MODERN PERIOD (19TH TO 21ST CENTURY). Context
More of the same : lower middle class women in the English-speaking world
Women and small business in continental Europe
Women and large businesses : successors and heiresses
Women and large businesses : creators and co-creators
Female investors and bankers : 17th to 19th Century
Post 1960 entrepreneurship : a new (American) female frontier?
Conclusion to Part Two
- Includes index.
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