Women Before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789

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  • Title: Women Before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789
  • Author: Cornelia Hughes Dayton
  • ISBN: 9780807845615
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback

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  1. Well written and well documented historical research by Cornelia Dayton Fascinating material.This author is a pioneer in her specialized area Results of her detective work studying records of women brave enough to fight in court when few would attempt this during this relatively early period of U.S history are presented here in detail.Discussed are shifts in the legal system over time towards barriers against easy use of the courts by women in New England Later on there appears to be a move tow [...]



  2. Dayton s work is a masterful legal and social history Put differently, it does what good legal history should do it explains law and the legal system and how men and women used, changed, and were affected by that legal system Her focus, as her title notes, is colonial and Revolutionary Connecticut specifically New Haven colony until 1665 and its continuation as a county Luckily, court records are nearly complete for this location and the entire 150 years she covers Court records, although they c [...]


  3. A very thorough, well sourced the footnotes , and well written account of women and the law in of the places my ancestors settled in the 1630s I didn t realize this until I was all of several pages in and realized these names looked awfully familiar and oh, my So in addition to enjoying this as a lawyer and someone interested in women s studies, I had the odd feeling that I was reading a secret family diary Thankfully nothing too bad came of it