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Sisters in law : women lawyers in modern American history

Author: Virginia G Drachman
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than any other profession women entered in the nineteenth century, law was the most rigidly engendered. Access to courts, bar associations, and law schools was controlled by men, while the very act of gaining admission to practice law demanded that women reinterpret the male-constructed jurisprudence that excluded them. This history of women lawyersfrom the 1860s to the 1930s - defines the contours of women's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drachman, Virginia G., 1948-
Sisters in law.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)605181033
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia G Drachman
ISBN: 0674809912 9780674809918
OCLC Number: 37180879
Description: xiv, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Sphere with an Infinite and Indeterminable Radius --
2. I Was the Only Woman in a Large School of Men --
3. Sweeter Manners, Purer Laws --
4. I Think I Haven't Neglected My Husband --
5. Some of Our Best Students Have Been Women --
6. Primarily for Women --
7. Woman's Position in the Profession --
8. The Golden Age of Opportunity for Women --
9. Girl Lawyer Has Small Chance for Success.
Responsibility: Virginia G. Drachman.

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Law was one of the most rigidly engendered professions entered by women in the 19th century. Gaining admission demanded women reinterpret male-constructed jurisprudence. This book looks at the  Read more...

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