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From the publisher:

Petticoats and Pinstripes: Portraits of Women in Wall Street’s History provides a fascinating chronological account of the contributions of women on Wall Street through profiles of selected individuals that set their achievements in the context of the prevailing times. The book documents how women frequently assumed financial roles as a temporary palliative to the nation’s ills, only to be cast aside once conditions improved, and how they were often restrained from financial endeavors by various factors, including American legal, political, economic, and cultural norms. Author Sheri J. Caplan describes the accomplishments of women in the financial world against the backdrop of the general advancement of women’s rights and the evolution of gender-based roles in society, and identifies the primary factors in the development of a greater female role in finance: wartime urgency, personal necessity, technological change, and financial education.

• Explores the female financial experience in the United States from the colonial period to modern times
• Presents the history of women on Wall Street by placing personalities in the context of both Wall Street’s development and prevailing political and cultural times
• Identifies common themes and issues confronted by women in finance
• Provides two quick-reference appendices, one describing the significance of particular women and a second that provides a chronology of milestones

The book’s fact sheet in the publisher’s catalog can be found here. Information pertaining to media, review, and examination/desk copy requests can be found here.


To Purchase:

These online retailers carry Petticoats and Pinstripes:

Amazon     Amazon UK    Barnes & Noble    Indiebound    Powell’s    Strand Books

You may also order directly from the publisher online  or by phone/email. To purchase in person from your local bookseller, they will need to know the ISBN number: 9781440802652.