Women, money, and the law : nineteenth-century fiction, gender, and the courts / Joyce W. Warren.

Did 19th-century American women have money of their own? To answer this question, Women, Money, and the Law looks at the public and private stories of individual women within the context of American culture, assessing how legal and cultural traditions affected women's lives, particularly with r...

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Main Author: Warren, Joyce W.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2005.
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Summary:Did 19th-century American women have money of their own? To answer this question, Women, Money, and the Law looks at the public and private stories of individual women within the context of American culture, assessing how legal and cultural traditions affected women's lives, particularly with respect to class and racial differences, and analyzing the ways in which women were involved in economic matters. Joyce Warren has uncovered a vast, untapped archive of legal documents from the New York Supreme Court that had been expunged from the official record. By exploring hundreds of court cases inv.
Physical Description:1 online resource (viii, 373 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781587296505
1587296500
Source of Description, Etc. Note:Print version record.