Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

by Linda Sturtz
     
 

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This is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and discretionary authority they enjoyed, the roles they played in the family… See more details below

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This is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and discretionary authority they enjoyed, the roles they played in the family business,their roles in the later, trans-Atlantic trading framework, and the imperial context within which these colonial women lived, making this a welcome addition to both colonial and women's history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135302030
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/05/2013
Series:
New World in the Atlantic World
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
405,610
File size:
1 MB

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