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Women Before the Bar : Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789
by Cornelia Hughes Dayton

Overview - Women before the Bar is the first study to investigate changing patterns of women's participation in early American courts across a broad range of legal actions - including proceedings related to debt, divorce, illicit sex, rape, and slander. Weaving the stories of individual women together with systematic analysis of gendered litigation patterns, Cornelia Dayton argues that women's relation to the courtroom scene in early New England shifted from one of integration in the mid-seventeenth century to one of marginality by the eve of the Revolution.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Women before the Bar is the first study to investigate changing patterns of women's participation in early American courts across a broad range of legal actions - including proceedings related to debt, divorce, illicit sex, rape, and slander. Weaving the stories of individual women together with systematic analysis of gendered litigation patterns, Cornelia Dayton argues that women's relation to the courtroom scene in early New England shifted from one of integration in the mid-seventeenth century to one of marginality by the eve of the Revolution.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780807845615
  • ISBN-10: 0807845612
  • Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
  • Publish Date: December 1995
  • Page Count: 400

Series: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American Hist

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