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
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2005.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction : fracturing gender
  • Marriage and money : trust v. trust
  • The dominance discourse : compulsory dependency
  • Economics and the American renaissance woman : Warner, Southworth, Stowe, Cummins, & Fern
  • The woman plaintiff
  • The economics of race : Harper, Wilson, Crafts, & Jacobs
  • The woman defendant
  • Economics and the law in fiction : Fern, Tyler, Oakes Smith, Chesebro', Phelps, Stoddard, Child, Davis, Ruiz de Burton, & Winnemucca Hopkins
  • The economics of divorce
  • Woman's economic independence : Fern, Alcott, & Gilman
  • Epilogue : into the twenty-first century.