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The Resource The ties that buy : women and commerce in revolutionary America, Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

The ties that buy : women and commerce in revolutionary America, Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor

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The ties that buy : women and commerce in revolutionary America
Title
The ties that buy
Title remainder
women and commerce in revolutionary America
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
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Language
eng
Summary
Historian Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor traces the lives of urban women in early America to reveal how they used the ties of residence, work, credit, and money to shape consumer culture at a time when the politics of the marketplace was gaining national significance. Covering the period 1750-1820, the book analyzes how women used and were used by shifting forms of credit and cash in an economy transitioning between neighborly exchanges and investment-oriented transactions. At the hearths of multifamily homes, renters, lodgers, and recent acquaintances lived together and struck financial deals for survival. A new economic practice in America--shopping--mobilized hierarchical and friendly relationships into wide-ranging consumer networks that depended on these same market connections. Rhetoric emerging after the Revolution downplayed the significance of female economic life, but women were quintessential market participants, with fluid occupational identities, cross-class social and economic connections, and a firm investment in cash and commercial goods for power and meaning.--From publisher description
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E7B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • bibliography
Series statement
Early American studies
The ties that buy : women and commerce in revolutionary America, Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
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The ties that buy : women and commerce in revolutionary America, Ellen Hartigan-O'Connor
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt3fhzcz
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-242) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Urban housefuls -- Work in the Atlantic service economy -- Family credit and shared debts -- Translating money -- Shopping networks and consumption as collaboration -- The republic of goods
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1 online resource (253 pages :)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283897846
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps.
Specific material designation
remote

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