Depicting a Female Fraud: Sarah Howe and the Boston Women's Bank

  title={Depicting a Female Fraud: Sarah Howe and the Boston Women's Bank},
  author={George Paul Robb},
  journal={Nineteenth-Century Contexts},
  pages={445 - 459}
  • G. Robb
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • Nineteenth-Century Contexts
During the past twenty years, a veritable bonanza of new scholarship, literary and historical, has argued that women played a vital economic role in the rise of capitalism in Europe and the Americas (deVries; Hanawalt; Hunt). In particular, scholars of the British Isles and the United States have demonstrated how women helped promote the Commercial and Industrial Revolutions of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through their activities as property owners, domestic managers, consumers, and… Expand
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