The Early Modern Commons

18th-century American Women

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18C Delicate Women in the Almshouse

10 March 2018

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.A 1751 petition to Philadelphia's Overseers of the Poor conveyed the request of Mary Marrot and her daughter for more refined...

18C Women in Business - Commerce & Character

6 March 2018

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Earlier in the century, trade was often characterized in moral rather than political terms. Benjamin Franklin's fabricated...

18C Women in Business in Nantucket

2 March 2018

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Descnbing the customs of eighteenth-century Nantucket, Hector St John de Crevecoeur praised the industnousness of the wives of...

18C Women in Business - Train in Accounting & Business

26 February 2018

A Woman Shopkeeper of the 1790s, by an Unknown Artist.Author Daniel Defoe 1660-1731 argued for the necessity of women being trained in accounting and business skills, such training...