Women in Business since the Colonial Era
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The thesis of this work is that despite many advancements, the business sphere, almost free of governmental involvement, is still very discriminative towards women. This paper offers a review of the historical development of women's place in the workforce, and continues to describe the setbacks and limits placed today on women. The paper shows how while legislation has contributed to the development of women in business, society still exploits women with the 'glass ceiling' and the expectation that they combine business with domestic duties.
From the Paper:"During the colonial period, women served mostly, as in the periods before that in Europe, as part of the household work force. That included sometimes running a business (such as an inn) or working in agriculture, shop, manufacturing at home, etc. Much of colonial America was agrarian, and most women worked the land together with men. Even after the American Revolution, many women continued to make economic contributions by farming and tending domestic animals. Black women were maidservants and slaves, and therefore worked, but did not get paid for their toil and were not treated much better than domestic animals.
"By the early 19th century the factory system had spread to the U.S. The development of industrialization in the North changed the condition of White women in the Northeast coats. Women concentrated in that period mostly in textile mills and clothing factories. By 1850, some 24% percent of workers were women."
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