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Published: 13 October 2016

240 Pages


ISBN: 9780198767985

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Women as Public Investors during Britain's Financial Revolution, 1690-1750

Amy M. Froide

  • The first monograph on the topic of female investors
  • Shows how women's capital was a critical component of Britain's rise to economic, military, and colonial dominance in the eighteenth century
  • Brings out the human dimension of stocks and finance through case studies of individual female investors
  • Contributes to the fields of both women's and financial history