By Anne; Laurence
This booklet examines women's monetary job from the early days of the inventory industry in eighteenth century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid-twentieth century. The essays reveal what percentage girls controlled their very own funds regardless of felony and social regulations and convey that ladies have been neither helpless, incompetent and risk-averse, nor have been they unduly wary and conservative. really, many ladies learnt approximately funds and made themselves powerful and engaged managers of the money at their disposal. The essays specialize in Britain, from eighteenth-century London, to the growth of British monetary markets of the 19th century, with comparative essays facing the U.S., Italy, Sweden and Japan. Hitherto, writing approximately ladies and cash has been limited to their administration of loved ones funds or their actions as small company girls. This e-book examines the transparent proof of women's lively engagement in monetary concerns, a lot overlooked in ancient literature, particularly women's administration of capital. .
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Married women’s money was commonly inseparable from their husbands’ and, while there are a good many women’s account books and wills, it is often difficult to reconstruct from them either the whole amount or the constitution of the entire portfolio of money and property owned by the account-keeper. Many women’s finances were conducted through trusts or male agents, which makes it even harder to detect the composition and value of their holdings. Nevertheless, it will be apparent that the authors of the chapters in this volume have used a wide variety of different kinds of source, and both quantitative and qualitative methods, to explore women’s financial activities.
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