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The Resource Ladies of the ticker : women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, George Robb

Ladies of the ticker : women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, George Robb

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Ladies of the ticker : women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression
Title
Ladies of the ticker
Title remainder
women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression
Statement of responsibility
George Robb
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Long overlooked in histories of finance, women played an essential role in areas such as banking and the stock market during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Yet their presence sparked ongoing controversy. Hetty Green's golden touch brought her millions, but she outraged critics with her rejection of domesticity. Progressives like Victoria Woodhull, meanwhile, saw financial acumen as more important for women than the vote. George Robb's pioneering study explores the financial methods, accomplishments, and careers of three generations of women. Plumbing sources from stock brokers' ledgers to media coverage, Robb reveals the many ways women invested their capital while exploring their differing sources of information, approaches to finance, interactions with markets, and levels of expertise. He also rediscovers the forgotten women bankers, brokers, and speculators who blazed new trails--and sparked public outcries over women's unsuitability for the predatory rough-and-tumble of market capitalism. --
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Robb, George
Dewey number
332.64/27308209041
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG181
LC item number
.R575 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women in finance
  • Women capitalists and financiers
  • Finance
Label
Ladies of the ticker : women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, George Robb
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
31223125635442
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: opportunities and obstacles -- The vortex of speculation: picturing women investors -- Engendering finance: women and Wall Street -- Lambs to be fleeced and petticoated sharks: women and financial fraud -- Turning Wall Street inside out: Victoria Woodhull and the feminist debate on finance -- Call me Madam Ishmael: Hetty Green and the female tycoon -- Epilogue and conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9780252041174
Lccn
2016057350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978712687
Label
Ladies of the ticker : women and Wall Street from the Gilded Age to the Great Depression, George Robb
Publication
Bar code
31223125635442
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: opportunities and obstacles -- The vortex of speculation: picturing women investors -- Engendering finance: women and Wall Street -- Lambs to be fleeced and petticoated sharks: women and financial fraud -- Turning Wall Street inside out: Victoria Woodhull and the feminist debate on finance -- Call me Madam Ishmael: Hetty Green and the female tycoon -- Epilogue and conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 248 pages
Isbn
9780252041174
Lccn
2016057350
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978712687

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