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

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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 w
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Paperback, 285 pages
Published February 8th 1989 by University of North Carolina Press (first published January 1st 1986)
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Richard
Dec 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought this book was rather insightful. The book really focuses on laws and customs during Colonial America. It's really beneficial to know the backdrop/setting of each time period and how women (and men) were affected at the time. There was no one set law in Colonial America. Each colony/state, or locality established their own customs with women and property.

Laws were different in both the North and the South in matters of consent in sale of property. The South requirement an oral testimony
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Rachell
Feb 15, 2011 rated it it was ok
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.
Jenna
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Interesting material but dry and overly wordy.
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This probably isn't a book you will sit down and read cover to cover. It is, however, an excellent resource for your reference shelf. The index will help you find what you're looking for quickly.
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