Enterprising Women and Shipping in the Nineteenth Century

    Enterprising Women and Shipping in the Nineteenth Century

    Helen Doe

    Boydell 2009

    Hardback 283pp

    9781843834724   Product Code: 98812

    Far from the widely-held idea of Victorian women as milliners and haberdashers, this study shows that women could and did manage 'male' businesses within the maritime industries. Dealing with both shipowners and women managing shipbuilding and other port businesses between 1780 and 1880, the book examines the commercial environment in which they worked, the challenges they faced and their effectiveness, and it profiles women such as the warship builder, Mrs Mary Ross and foundry owner Mrs Christiana Rose.

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