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In tender consideration : women, families, and the law in Abraham Lincoln's Illinois

Author: Daniel W Stowell
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scans the full range of family woes that antebellum Americans took to the law. Contributors document how the courts viewed children and how they responded to cases involving children or their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Abraham Lincoln
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel W Stowell
ISBN: 0252027027 9780252027024 0252073398 9780252073397
OCLC Number: 46928860
Description: xiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Michael Grossberg --
Introduction / Daniel W. Stowell --
Femes UnCovert: women's encounters with the law / Daniel W. Stowell --
For the well-being of the child: the law and childhood / Dennis E. Suttles --
Dissolving the bonds of matrimony: women and divorce in Sangamon County, Illinois, 1837-60 / Stacy Pratt McDermott --
Inheriting the earth: the law of succession / John A. Lupton --
Wives, widows, and will makers: women and the law of property / Christopher A. Schnell --
The law in an Illinois corner: the impact of the law on an Antebellum family / Stacy Pratt McDermott --
Infamous outrage and prompt retribution: the case of People v. Delny / Susan Krause --
Her day in court: the legal odyssey of Clarissa Wren / Daniel W. Stowell.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel W. Stowell.

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