Dressing for Travel

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This is from the Virginia Gazette, 8 June 1769 showing how people tried to transport money in safety. Or perhaps this was a lifestyle choice.

“Bristol, May 17. A few nights ago among the passengers that were gong in the large stage from Bath to London, were two supposed females, that had taken outside places; and as they were going to their birth, it was observed that one of them had mens shoes and stockings on, and upon further search the breeches were discovered also. This consequently alarming the company, the person was ‘taken into custody, and confined that night; next day he was had before a proper magistrate, and upon a strict examination into matters, it appeared that he was a reputable tradesman of a neighbouring town; and having cash and bills to a considerable amount, thus disguised himself in womens apparel, to escape the too civil notice of…

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History of Capitalism

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History of Capitalism

In 2013, 

“Markets and financial institutions ‘were created by people making particular choices at particular historical moments,’ said Julia Ott.”  (In History Departments, It’s Up With Capitalism).  This forms the major focus of the new history of capitalism, which incidentally helps to denaturalize the market.