Entrepreneurial Families: Business, Marriage and Life in the Early Nineteenth Century

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/16/2015
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognized as an important facet of economic history. Popp examines the Shaw family business to present a study of entrepreneurism that puts the family centre stage. This focus on the influence of social relationships marks a new direction in business history, one that provides a more nuanced picture of economic development in nineteenth-century Britain.

Table of Contents

Introduction: An Unlimited Partnership1 'Did You Really Think Your Letter Would Prove Too Long?' Epistolary Lives
John Shaw in Business
John and Elizabeth in Love
'Our Present Adventure': India and Beyond
'To Work Hard for a Larger Family': Managing Work and Family
'The Whole Circle of Our Acquaintance': Networks and Sociability
'Happiness (in Earthly Things)': Getting and Having
Conclusion: The Life They Made
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