Women, family, and community in colonial America two perspectives by Linda E. Speth

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Published by Institute for Research in History and the Haworth Press in New York, NY .

Written in English

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  • Virginia,
  • Connecticut


  • Married women -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Virginia -- History,
  • Wills -- Virginia -- History,
  • Dower -- Virginia -- History,
  • Trials (Divorce) -- Connecticut -- History

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Book details

StatementLinda E. Speth, Alison Duncan Hirsch ; with an introduction by Carol Berkin.
ContributionsHirsch, Alison Duncan.
LC ClassificationsKF521 .S63 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. ;
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3502981M
ISBN 100866561919
LC Control Number82023326

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