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Capital IntentionsFemale Proprietors in San Francisco, 1850-1920$
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Edith Sparks

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780807830611

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807868201_sparks

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When Women Went Out of Business

When Women Went Out of Business

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(p.183) Chapter 6 When Women Went Out of Business
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Capital Intentions
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Edith Sparks

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807868201_sparks.10

This chapter explores the longevity, or lack thereof, of women's businesses as well as the many catastrophes that drove San Francisco women out of business. Economic depressions, fire, illness, and earthquakes were regular occurrences for proprietors in San Francisco. The chapter also highlights how careful planning and persistence helped some female-owned enterprises to survive.

Keywords:   businesses, catastrophes, economic depressions, fire, illness, earthquakes, San Francisco, female-owned enterprises

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