Women's Rights And The Law

Women's Rights And The Law

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by Laura Otten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275931846

ISBN-13: 9780275931841

Pub. Date: 12/30/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Beginning with colonial times and moving to the present, Otten examines women's struggle for social, economic, political, and civic equality, using key Supreme Court decisions as the basis for chronicling the changing position of women in American society. Otten provides students with a knowledge base from which to address questions such as: Does the

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Beginning with colonial times and moving to the present, Otten examines women's struggle for social, economic, political, and civic equality, using key Supreme Court decisions as the basis for chronicling the changing position of women in American society. Otten provides students with a knowledge base from which to address questions such as: Does the Constitution really protect women? Despite gains in status and legal protection, has the position of women in society really improved? What is the ultimate status of women as defined by U.S. law? Do the decisions of the Supreme Court reflect a consistency in the Court's thinking regarding women and their rightful place in society? When addressing issues related to women's rights, have the Justices of the Court engaged in social activism or simple judicial interpretation? Throughout, the author emphasizes that women's struggle for self-determination and equality is also that of men's.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275931841
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1993
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

The Law, the Constitution, and the U.S. Supreme Court

Women and Men, Girls and Boys: Separate and Equal?

No Women Allowed: The Early History

The Writing on the Wall: No Constitutional Protections for Women

The Dawning of Enlightenment

The Dawning Continues

Biology versus the Law

The Bumpy Road to the Present: Two Steps Forward, One Step Backward

The Seesaw Continues

The End of the Line

Conclusion

Bibliography and Suggested Readings

Index

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Women's Rights and the Law 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was stunningly phenomenal and I am highly impressed with Laura Otten's ability to interept and express her feelings on women's rights. I would highly recomend this excellent piece of literature to anyone even remotely interested in the subject of women's rights.