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Kay, Alison C., 1973-The foundations of female entrepreneurship : enterprise, home, and household inLondon, c. 1800-1870 / Alison C. Kay. p. cm.—(Routledge international studies in business history)Includes bibliographical references and index.1. Women-owned business enterprises—England—London—History—19th century. 2.Businesswomen—England—London—History—19th century. 3. Self-employed women —England—London—History—19th century. 4. Women-owned business enterprises— England—London—History—19th century. 5. Entrepreneur-ship—England—London— History—19th century. 6. Work and family—Great Britain—History—19th century. I.Title.HD6072.6.G7L665 2009338'.0408209421—dc222008046368
ISBN10: 0-415-43174-3 (hbk)ISBN10: 0-203-87379-3 (ebk)
List of Figures List of Tables Abbreviations Acknowledgements
Introduction1 Separate and Suitable2 Barriers and Bridges3 Insuring Her Assets4 Retailing Respectability5 A Household of Enterprise6 Property, Home and Business 7Historical Female EntrepreneurshipConclusion
Appendices Notes Bibliography Index
ISBN13: 978-0-415-43174-3 (hbk)ISBN13: 978-0-203-87379-3 (ebk)