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LEGAL RIGHTS, LIABILITIES AND DUTIES OF WOMEN, WITH AN INTRODUCTORY HISTORY OF THEIR LEGAL CONDITION IN THE HEBREW, ROMAN AND FEUDAL CIVIL SYSTEMS...

Mansfield, Edward Deering


Item #: 8742

Pages: 369p.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; 2005.

Subjects: FAMILY LAW, WOMEN & THE LAW

Published three years before the Seneca Falls Convention,this lay guide for women is probably the first everpublished in the United States. It is infused with thespirit of early feminism. As Mansfield states in thepreface: "Rights, and the knowledge of rights are no longerhidden from the masses of men; and why should they be fromwomen?" (6). The book has four parts. The first is a generalhistory of woman's legal status from biblical times to the1840s. The second is an account of the American woman'scivil rights. The third reviews the laws of property commonto both genders. The final section reviews the rights,liabilities and duties of women in domestic relations.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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