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The Resource Women at law in early colonial Maryland, Monica C. Witkowski, (electronic resource)

Women at law in early colonial Maryland, Monica C. Witkowski, (electronic resource)

Label
Women at law in early colonial Maryland
Title
Women at law in early colonial Maryland
Statement of responsibility
Monica C. Witkowski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The settlers in early colonial Maryland had to form a new legal system while remaining in-sync with the contemporary laws of England. This book looks at how one group of settlers, women, negotiated their place in society via this new legal system. Drawing on the work of Lois Green Carr and Lorena Walsh, this book begins with an understanding that women had more rights in the earliest years of the colony than they did in mother England. They used this status, along with a changing legal system, to establish a place for themselves in the new society. How they did this is at the heart of this boo
Member of
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Witkowski, Monica C.
Dewey number
346.75201/3409032
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Law and Society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Maryland
Label
Women at law in early colonial Maryland, Monica C. Witkowski, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Marquette University, 2010) presented under title: "Justice Without Partiality": Women and the Law in Colonial Maryland, 1648-1715
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"To preserve harmony among men" -- and women? : colonial Maryland society, women, and the law -- "They say I am a witch" : early Maryland and witchcraft -- "Would you have me confess that I killed a man?" : violent crimes -- "Nor a woman chaste" : sexual offenses -- Maryland women and property -- Conclusion : a "race of convicts"?
Control code
ocn797855897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593325930
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797855897
Label
Women at law in early colonial Maryland, Monica C. Witkowski, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Marquette University, 2010) presented under title: "Justice Without Partiality": Women and the Law in Colonial Maryland, 1648-1715
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"To preserve harmony among men" -- and women? : colonial Maryland society, women, and the law -- "They say I am a witch" : early Maryland and witchcraft -- "Would you have me confess that I killed a man?" : violent crimes -- "Nor a woman chaste" : sexual offenses -- Maryland women and property -- Conclusion : a "race of convicts"?
Control code
ocn797855897
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781593325930
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)797855897

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