Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social by Douglas Catterall, Jodi Campbell

By Douglas Catterall, Jodi Campbell

Within the previous couple of many years the scholarship on ladies s roles and girls s worlds within the Atlantic basin c. 1400-1850 has grown significantly. a lot of this paintings has understandably focused on particular teams of girls, girls dwelling specifically areas or groups, or girls sharing a typical prestige in legislation or event. "Women in Port" synthesizes the stories of girls from all quarters of the Atlantic international and from many walks of existence, social statuses, and ethnicities by means of bringing jointly paintings by means of Atlantic international students at the innovative in their respective fields. utilizing a wide-ranging set of case reviews that display women's richly textured lives, "Women in Port" is helping reframe our figuring out of women's percentages within the Atlantic international. participants are Gayle Brunelle, Jodi Campbell, Douglas Catterall, Alexandra Parma prepare dinner, Noble David prepare dinner, Gordon DesBrisay, Junia Ferreira Furtado, Sheryllynne Haggerty, Philip Havik, Stewart Royce King, Ernst Pijning, Ty Reese, Dominique Rogers, Martha Shattuck, Kimberly Todt, and Natalie Zacek."

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1 (January, 1976): 8; Douglas Catterall, “At Home Abroad: Ethnicity and Enclave in the World of Scots Traders in Northern Europe, c. 1600–1800,” Journal of Early Modern History 8, no. 4 (2004): 333–36. 58 Moreover, New York largely replicated Philadelphia in this despite the greater freedoms women enjoyed in the former New Amsterdam: Serena Zabin, “Women’s Trading Networks and Dangerous Economies in Eighteenth-Century New York City,” Early American Studies 4, no. 2 (Fall 2006): 291–321. 59 W. J.

Masters, journeymen, merchants, shopkeepers, and other established figures in the urban corporate hierarchy pressured authorities to prosecute women who worked in their economic sectors or simply sought to push them into more marginal niches. 41 At the same time, ports and cities with port connections often had pro-immigrant policies or cultures as compared with other sorts of communities, which mitigated some of the effects of the gendering of work and citizenship, even if these policies did not necessarily treat migrants 38 Van de Pol, Het Amsterdams hoerdom, 151–180; Monica Chojnacka, “Women, Charity and Community in Early Modern Venice: The Casa delle Zitelle,” Renaissance Quarterly 51, no.

Introduction 11 contours of women’s agency that corporatism’s presences and absences produced, now benefiting, now restricting women’s possibilities, is one of the abiding concerns of Women in Port. The rise of the Italian city-states with their associations of wealthy merchants and landowners provides early clues as to where Europe’s Atlantic ports would head. At first glance, women do not seem to have had a prominent billing in this story. 25 But this is not the whole story, as recent work on Venice, Rome, and Florence has revealed.

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