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Women and the Law of Property in Early America

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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...more
Paperback, 285 pages
Published February 8th 1989 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1st 1986)
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Rachell
The information is very interesting and informative. My beef with it was it was so dry. So, so dry. As in, boring. Salmon could take a lesson from Laurel Ulrich Thatcher, who creates interesting, informative AND engaging books.
Careen Valentine
A good REFERENCE book. Not at all readable.
Jenna
Interesting material but dry and overly wordy.
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