Women before the bar : gender, law, and society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 / Cornelia Hughes Dayton.

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Main Author: Dayton, Cornelia Hughes (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill ; London : Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [1995]
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Table of Contents:
  • From godly rules to lawyerly habits: scenes from the New Haven courtroom
  • Toward marginality: women and the litigated economy
  • Divorce: the limits of a puritan remedy
  • Consensual sex: the Eighteenth-Century double standard
  • Rape: the problematics of woman's word
  • Slanderous speech: gender and the fall from social grace
  • Divorce petitions, Connecticut and New Haven colonies, 1639-1710
  • Divorce petitions, Connecticut General Assembly, 1711-1789.