This chapter discusses Edith Penrose’s childhood and family background in California and early life in road camps on Highway One along the Pacific coast with her family, including two younger brothers. Her father George Tilton was the surveyor of the road. Edith was a student activist at the University of California, Berkeley, where she was the forensics commissioner, excelled at debating, and spoke at a peace rally. She married at the age of 19 to her first husband David Denhardt, a lawyer, who, after graduating, practised law in Colusa in the Sacramento Valley. She studied under Ernest Francis Penrose, an English economics professor, and became his assistant. She graduated in 1936 but spent a further semester as Penrose’s research assistant before joining her husband. The chapter is set against the Great Depression and the rise of fascism in Europe.
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