Starting in the spring of 2020, I began working with a paid undergraduate research assistant (Rachel Oliver, paid with funds from the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs of Georgia Southern University) to identify the women printers in the census. Women worked as typesetters, editors, financial backers, and booksellers--in every sector of the printing business--but were not always identified by name in the business.
Check back here for:
a list of women involved in the printing of the books in the census, with basic information like life dates, kinds of work they did, etc.
analysis of the networks in which these women participated--their birth and marital families, their co-workers, their competition, etc.
analysis of the specialties in which women are represented (subjects, special kinds of printing like music or cartography, etc.)
brief bio sketches of women printers