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Law, gender, and injustice : a legal history of U.S. women

Author: Joan Hoff
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©1991.
Series: Feminist crosscurrents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study strives to illustrate the lingering second-class status of women under the current legal system in the United States, and questions whether a "one-size-fits-all" vision of individual  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Hoff
ISBN: 0814734677 9780814734674
OCLC Number: 21910992
Description: xi, 525 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Toward a theory of women's legal history --
The masculinity of U.S. Constitutionalism --
Women and the American Revolution --
From British subjects to U.S. citizens --
Constitutional neglect, 1787-1872 --
Constitutional discrimination, 1872-1908 --
Constitutional protection, 1908-1963 --
Constitutional equality, 1963-1990 --
The limits of liberal legalism: marriage, divorce, pregnancy, and abortion --
The epitome of liberal legalism: the ERA and pornography --
Beyond liberal legalism: from equality to equity --
Appendix 1: Married women's property acts, 1800-1900 --
Appendix 2: 1848 Declaration of Sentiments --
Appendix 3: 1876 Declaration of Rights --
Appendix 4: Constitutional amendments --
Appendix 5: Summary of litigation and legislation, 1963-1990 --
Appendix 6: 1989 Declaration of Interdependence.
Series Title: Feminist crosscurrents.
Responsibility: Joan Hoff.
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"A brilliant, original, and thought-provoking book must reading for anyone interested in the full emancipation of women."-Ms. Magazine "Joan Hoff's legal history of U.S. women is a provocative, Read more...

 
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