Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

by Linda Sturtz

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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
File size: 856 KB

About the Author

Linda Strutz is an Associate Professor of History at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Table of Contents

Introduction So High and Parantory: The Gendered Nature of Power, Informal Politics, and Resistance in Colonial Virgina

Chapter 1 Witty But not Talkativ: Speech, Silence and the Ideals of Gender in Eighteenth-Century Virgina

Chapter 2 The Ghost Family and Evil Stepfathers: Protecting Married Women's Property

Chapter 3 Virginians' Cavalier Protection of Dower Rights

Chapter 4 Women With Powers of Attorney

Chapter 5 The Ordinary Women: Women's Appearances in The Local County Courts

Chapter 6 A Little Pures To Themselves: Local Trade

Chapter 7 Madan & Co. : Women and Transatlantic Trade

Chapter 8 Women and Marriage Dissoultion: A Different War for Independence

Cha[ter 9: Conclusion The Colonial Background and the War for Independnece

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