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Women and wealth in fiction in the long nineteenth century 1800-1914

Rutterford, Janette (2009). Women and wealth in fiction in the long nineteenth century 1800-1914. In: Laurence, Anne; Maltby, Josephine and Rutterford, Janette eds. Women and Their Money 1700-1950: Essays on Women and Finance. Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

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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.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0-415-41976-X, 978-0-415-41976-5
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for Accounting and Finance
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
Research Group: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
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Item ID: 25376
Depositing User: Catherine Playle
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2010 19:25
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 09:45
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