• Political Science
  • Published 2009

Women and wealth in fiction in the long nineteenth century 1800-1914

@inproceedings{Rutterford2009WomenAW,
  title={Women and wealth in fiction in the long nineteenth century 1800-1914},
  author={Janette Rutterford},
  year={2009}
}
This book examines women's financial activity from the early days of the stock market in eighteenth century England and the South Sea Bubble to the mid-twentieth century. The essays demonstrate how many women managed their own finances despite legal and social restrictions and show that women were neither helpless, incompetent and risk-averse, nor were they unduly cautious and conservative. Rather, many women learnt about money and made themselves effective and engaged managers of the funds at… CONTINUE READING