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by Marylynn Salmon


In this first comprehensive study of women's property rights in early America, Marylynn Salmon discusses the effect of formal rules of law on women's lives. By focusing on such areas such as conveyancing, contracts, divorce, separate estates, and widows' provisions, Salmon presents a full picture of women's legal rights from 1750 to 1830.Salmon shows that the law assumes women would remain dependent and subservient after marriage. She documents the legal rights of women prior to the Revolution and traces a gradual but steady extension of the ability of wives to own and control property during the decades following the Revolution. The forces of change in colonial and early national law were various, but Salmon believes ideological considerations were just as important as economic ones.Women did not all fare equally under the law. In this illuminating survey of the jurisdictions of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and South Carolina, Salmon shows regional variations in the law that affected women's autonomous control over property. She demonstrates the importance of understanding the effects of formal law on women' s lives in order to analyze the wider social context of women's experience.

Women and the Law of Property in Early America (Studies in Legal History) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0807816875

ISBN: 0807816876

Author: Marylynn Salmon

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; First edition. edition (January 1, 1986)

Pages: 285 pages

ePUB size: 1340 kb

FB2 size: 1762 kb

Rating: 4.3

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This book is an indispensable guide to the complicated legal terrain of early America as it pertains to women. Salmon surveys a range of states and details their particular legal cultures, which were varying combinations of English common law, equity law, and local innovation. She explores the history and logic of each system and its strengths and limitations in offering women control over property. An extremely valuable book as a reference source, it is also a fascinating look at how several colonies and states struggled to use the law to protect and subordinate women.
Broadcaster
This book is an indispensable guide to the complicated legal terrain of early America as it pertains to women. Salmon surveys a range of states and details their particular legal cultures, which were varying combinations of English common law, equity law, and local innovation. She explores the history and logic of each system and its strengths and limitations in offering women control over property. An extremely valuable book as a reference source, it is also a fascinating look at how several colonies and states struggled to use the law to protect and subordinate women.
Landaron
This is a fascinating book. I am writing a paper on this topic for a law class. But I think that this book would be interesting even to readers who are interested in women's history. This is not an easy read; one needs to understand the law in order to follow a lot of the book. But attorneys would enjoy this.
Landaron
This is a fascinating book. I am writing a paper on this topic for a law class. But I think that this book would be interesting even to readers who are interested in women's history. This is not an easy read; one needs to understand the law in order to follow a lot of the book. But attorneys would enjoy this.
Malaris
It is a very informative and well-written book, but I purchased it for a university class I am taking. I would not recommend it for reading for entertainment, but if you need to understand more about that subject, it is very good.
Malaris
It is a very informative and well-written book, but I purchased it for a university class I am taking. I would not recommend it for reading for entertainment, but if you need to understand more about that subject, it is very good.
Bukelv
I read this book to learn what records might exist for a divorce and dower in connection with genealogy research. It is extremely thorough and detailed for the several states Salmon researched. It was very enlightening about the legal status of women, especially how their situations varied state to state. Some readers may find the book a rough go--the law can be a very dry subject. As an attorney myself, I appreciated the hair splitting differences she presented. I found even the notes and extensive bibliography useful for locating other materials to read.
Bukelv
I read this book to learn what records might exist for a divorce and dower in connection with genealogy research. It is extremely thorough and detailed for the several states Salmon researched. It was very enlightening about the legal status of women, especially how their situations varied state to state. Some readers may find the book a rough go--the law can be a very dry subject. As an attorney myself, I appreciated the hair splitting differences she presented. I found even the notes and extensive bibliography useful for locating other materials to read.