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Women and Their Money 1700-1950 by P-TaylorFrancis

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This book examines women's financial activity from the early days of the stock market in eighteenth century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid-twentieth century. The essays demonstrate how many women managed their own finances despite legal and social restrictions and show that women were neither helpless, incompetent and risk-averse, nor were they unduly cautious and conservative. Rather, many women learnt about money and made themselves effective and engaged managers of the funds at their disposal.The essays focus on Britain, from eighteenth-century London, to the expansion of British financial markets of the nineteenth century, with comparative essays dealing with the US, Italy, Sweden and Japan. Hitherto, writing about women and money has been restricted to their management of household finances or their activities as small business women. This book examines the clear evidence of women's active engagement in financial matters, much neglected in historical literature, especially women's management of capital..

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									Women and Their Money 1700-1950
Routledge International Studies in Business History

Editor: Anne Laurence
Editor: Josephine Maltby
Editor: Janette Rutterford
Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Anne Laurence, Josephine Maltby, Janette Rutterford, 2. Women and finance in
eighteenth-century England, Anne Laurence, 3. Women in the City: finanical acumen during the South
Sea Bubble, Ann Carlos, Karen Maguire and Larry Neal, 4. Women, banks and the securities market in
early eighteenth-century England, Anne Laurence, 5. Women investors and financial knowledge in
eighteenth-century Germany, Eve Rosenhaft, 6. Accounting for business: financial management in the
eighteenth century, Christine Wiskin, 7. Women and wealth: The nineteenth century in Great Britain,
Lucy A. Newton, Philip L. Cottrell, Josephine Maltby and Janette Rutterford, 8. Between Madam Bubble
and Kitty Lorimer: women investors in British and Irish stock companies, Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson
and James Taylor, 9. Female investors in the first English and Welsh commercial joint-stock banks, Lucy
A. Newton and Philip L. Cottrell, 10. To do the right thing: gender, wealth, inheritance and the London
middle class, David Green, 11. Women and wealth in fiction in the long nineteenth century 1800-1914,
Josephine Maltby and Janette Rutterford, 12. Octavia Hill: property manager and accountant, Stephen
Walker, 13. Female investors within the Scottish investment trust movement in the 1870s, Claire Swan,
14. Women clerical staff employed in the U.K.-based army pay department establishments, 1914- 1920,
John Black, 15. Women and money: the United States, Nancy Robertson and Susan M. Yohn, 16. 'Men
seem to take delight in cheating women': legal challenges faced by businesswomen in the United States,
1880-1920, Susan M.Yohn, 17. 'The principles of sound banking and financial noblesse oblige': women's
departments in U.S. banks at the turn of the twentieth century, Nancy Robertson, 18. Women, money
and the financial revolution: a gender perspective on the development of the Swedish financial system,
c.1860-1920, Tom Petersson, 19. Women's wealth and finance in nineteenth- century Milan, Stefania
Licini, 20. The transformation from 'thrifty accountant' to 'independent investor': the changing relationship
of Japanese women and finance under the influence of globalization?, Naoko Komori
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This book examines women's financial activity from the early days of the stock market in eighteenth
century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid-twentieth century. The essays demonstrate how
many women managed their own finances despite legal and social restrictions and show that women
were neither helpless, incompetent and risk-averse, nor were they unduly cautious and conservative.
Rather, many women learnt about money and made themselves effective and engaged managers of the
funds at their disposal.The essays focus on Britain, from eighteenth-century London, to the expansion of
British financial markets of the nineteenth century, with comparative essays dealing with the US, Italy,
Sweden and Japan. Hitherto, writing about women and money has been restricted to their management of
household finances or their activities as small business women. This book examines the clear evidence
of women's active engagement in financial matters, much neglected in historical literature, especially
women's management of capital. .

								
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