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Caroline Norton's Defense: English Laws for Women in the 19th Century

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This account of the author's experience at the hands of an "imperfect state of law" in early 19th-century England makes a passionate plea for equal justice for women. Largely as a result of this book the passage of the Married Women's Property Act and reform of the English Marriage and Divorce Laws occurred some years later.
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Chicago Review Press (first published 1854)
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Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton, née Sheridan, was a famous British society beauty, feminist, social reformer, and author of the early and mid nineteenth century.
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