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Title: Women, work and enterprise in Glasgow, c.1740-1830
Author: Macleod, Catriona Macdonald
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2015
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This study addresses the roles women played in Glasgow during a period of economic, demographic and cultural change. Glasgow in the eighteenth century was rapidly expanding and fast establishing itself as an international trading centre and an important industrial region. Despite the considerable interest that these developments have received, the gendering of Glasgow’s economy remains relatively unexplored. This research adds to the work of redressing that imbalance, by exploring the economic activities of women of middling social status in the urban economy, focusing on women’s enterprise and also financial management as a form of work.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: D History (General) ; DA Great Britain