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Reconstructing the role of the household in businesswomen’s networks of support, London 1851-1861

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Until the late nineteenth century the ties between people, familial or otherwise, were the only effectiveagency through which to spread risk. Such risk protection was vital for women in business in London,often engaging in such economic enterprise because other means of support such as suitable paidemployment or marriage were unavailable to them. Responsible for their own survival in terms of bothsocial position and economic well being, the stronger the network of support these women wereconn...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty
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