Ladies of the Ticker: Women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression through George Robb
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Overview: Long overpassed in histories of finance, girls performed an crucial function in spaces equivalent to banking and the inventory marketplace all over the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. Yet their presence sparked ongoing controversy. Hetty Green’s golden contact introduced her hundreds of thousands, however she outraged critics together with her rejection of domesticity. Progressives like Victoria Woodhull, in the meantime, noticed monetary acumen as extra essential for ladies than the vote. George Robb’s pioneering find out about sheds alight at the monetary strategies, accomplishments, and careers of 3 generations of ladies.
Plumbing assets from inventory agents’ ledgers to media protection, Robb unearths the numerous tactics girls invested their capital whilst exploring their differing assets of knowledge, approaches to finance, interactions with markets, and ranges of experience. He additionally rediscovers the forgotten girls bankers, agents, and speculators who blazed new trails-and sparked public outcries over girls’s unsuitability for the predatory rough-and-tumble of marketplace capitalism. Entertaining and brilliant with main points, Ladies of the Ticker sheds mild at the trailblazers who reworked Wall Street into a spot for ladies’s paintings.|
ContentsAcknowledgmentsIntroduction: Opportunities and Obstacles1. The Vortex of Speculation: Picturing Women Investors2. Engendering Finance: Women and Wall Street3. Lambs to be Fleeced and Petticoated Sharks: Women and Financial Fraud4. Turning Wall Street Inside Out: Victoria Woodhull and the Feminist Debate on Finance5. Call Me Madam Ishmael: Hetty Green and the Female TycoonEpilogue and ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex|
George Robb is a professor of historical past at William Paterson University. He is the writer of White-Collar Crime in Modern England and British Culture and the First World War .
Genre: Non-Fiction – History