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The Resource A law unto herself, Rebecca Harding Davis ; Edited and with an introduction by Alicia Mischa Renfroe

A law unto herself, Rebecca Harding Davis ; Edited and with an introduction by Alicia Mischa Renfroe

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A law unto herself
Title
A law unto herself
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Harding Davis ; Edited and with an introduction by Alicia Mischa Renfroe
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Language
eng
Summary
"A scathing critique of the legal status of women and their property rights in nineteenth-century America, Rebecca Harding Davis's 1878 novel A Law Unto Herself chronicles the experiences of Jane Swendon, a seemingly naive and conventional nineteenth-century protagonist struggling to care for her elderly father with limited financial resources. In order to continue care, Jane seeks to secure her rightful inheritance despite the efforts of her cousin and later her husband, a greedy man who has tricked her father into securing her hand in marriage. Appealing to middle-class literary tastes of the age, A Law Unto Herself elucidated for a broad general audience the need for legal reforms regarding divorce, mental illness, inheritance, and reforms to the Married Women's Property Laws. Through three fascinating female characters, the novel also invites readers to consider evolving gender roles during a time of cultural change"--
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1831-1910
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Davis, Rebecca Harding
Dewey number
813/.4
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Renfroe, Alicia Mischa
Series statement
Legacies of nineteenth-century American women writers
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  • Women
  • Women
  • Law reform
  • Sex role
  • FICTION
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Law reform
  • Women
  • Women
  • United States
Label
A law unto herself, Rebecca Harding Davis ; Edited and with an introduction by Alicia Mischa Renfroe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xlv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877370269
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780803238145
Lccn
2014015253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)877370269
Label
A law unto herself, Rebecca Harding Davis ; Edited and with an introduction by Alicia Mischa Renfroe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xl-xlv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877370269
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780803238145
Lccn
2014015253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)877370269

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