Author(s): George Robb
Long lost sight of in histories of finance, girls performed an crucial position in spaces akin to banking and the inventory marketplace all the way through 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 necessary for girls than the vote. George Robb’s pioneering learn about sheds a gentle at the monetary strategies, accomplishments, and careers of 3 generations of ladies.
Plumbing assets from inventory agents’ ledgers to media protection, Robb finds the numerous techniques girls invested their capital whilst exploring their differing assets of data, approaches to finance, interactions with markets, and ranges of experience. He additionally rediscovers the forgotten girls bankers, agents, and speculators who blazed new trailsand sparked public outcries over girls’s unsuitability for the predatory rough-and-tumble of marketplace capitalism. Entertaining and bright with main points, Ladies of the Ticker sheds gentle at the trailblazers who remodeled Wall Street into a spot for girls’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 creator of White-Collar Crime in Modern England and British Culture and the First World War .
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