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The Resource Women before the court : law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 1600-1800, Lindsay R. Moore

Women before the court : law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 1600-1800, Lindsay R. Moore

Label
Women before the court : law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 1600-1800
Title
Women before the court
Title remainder
law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 1600-1800
Statement of responsibility
Lindsay R. Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers an innovative, comparative approach to the study of women's legal rights during a formative period of Anglo-American history. It traces how colonists transplanted English legal institutions to America, examines the remarkable depth of women's legal knowledge and shows how the law increasingly undermined patriarchal relationships between parents and children, masters and servants, husbands and wives. The book will be of interest to scholars of Britain and colonial America, and to laypeople interested in how women in the past navigated and negotiated the structures of authority that governed them. It is packed with fascinating stories that women related to the courts in cases ranging from murder and abuse to debt and estate litigation. Ultimately, it makes a remarkable contribution to our understandings of law, power and gender in the early modern world
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Lindsay R
Dewey number
342.730878
Index
index present
LC call number
KF478
LC item number
.M66 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Gender in history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Justice, Administration of
  • HISTORY
  • Justice, Administration of
  • Women
  • Great Britain
  • United States
Label
Women before the court : law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 1600-1800, Lindsay R. Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-170) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wives and (unwed) mothers : women's claims for financial support
  • Inheritance and family feuds : the legal power of elite women
  • Part III.
  • The economy and equity.
  • Economic expansion and the erosion of patriarchy
  • Introduction:
  • 'When Women goe to Law, the Devill is full of Businesse'
  • Part I. The courts and the law.
  • The varieties of Anglo-American law : property, patriarchy, and women's legal status in England and America
  • Women as plaintiffs and defendants : the common law, equity, and ecclesiastical jurisdictions
  • Part II.
  • The family and society.
  • Masters and mistresses, servants and slaves : patriarchy and subordinate agency in the household
Control code
1111948361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526136350
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvn99f2q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111948361
Label
Women before the court : law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American world, 1600-1800, Lindsay R. Moore
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-170) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Wives and (unwed) mothers : women's claims for financial support
  • Inheritance and family feuds : the legal power of elite women
  • Part III.
  • The economy and equity.
  • Economic expansion and the erosion of patriarchy
  • Introduction:
  • 'When Women goe to Law, the Devill is full of Businesse'
  • Part I. The courts and the law.
  • The varieties of Anglo-American law : property, patriarchy, and women's legal status in England and America
  • Women as plaintiffs and defendants : the common law, equity, and ecclesiastical jurisdictions
  • Part II.
  • The family and society.
  • Masters and mistresses, servants and slaves : patriarchy and subordinate agency in the household
Control code
1111948361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 175 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781526136350
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvn99f2q
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111948361

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