The Business of Women

Female Enterprise and Urban Development in Northern England 1760-1830
Author(s): 
Barker, Hannah
ISBN: 
0199299714
Date published: 
July 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00

This study of the experiences of lower middle-class women in northern towns during the industrial revolution challenges widely held views on women's social and economic roles in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Hannah Barker balances rigorous quantitative analysis of the available evidence with portraits of individual women and their lives.