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Women Before the Court: Law and Patriarchy in the Anglo-American World, 1600-1800

Lindsay R. Moore


Women before the court: Law and patriarchy in the Anglo-American World, 1600–1800 is a ground-breaking study of women in Britain and British America. Drawing from archival sources from both sides of the Atlantic, it offers an innovative, comparative approach to the study of women’s legal rights during a formative period of Anglo-American law. It traces how colonists transplanted English legal institutions to America, examines the remarkable depth of women’s legal knowledge, and shows how the law increasingly undermined patriarchal relationships between parents and children, masters and servant ... More

Keywords: women, law, patriarchy, Britain, Anglo-American, Atlantic, litigation, gender, seventeenth century, eighteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526136336
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.7765/9781526136343


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsay R. Moore, author
Boston University