Married women's property law in nineteenth-century Virginia

Author:
Ketchum, Sara Frances, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia
Advisor:
McCurdy, Charles W., Department of History, University of Virginia
Abstract:

The paper examines property ownership for married women in the nineteenth century. Wives had to surrender their ownership of property after marriage, until state legislation began to relieve women of this disability.

Degree:
MA (Master of Arts)
Keywords:
Separate property, Virginia, Women, Women's rights, 19th century, Legal status, laws, etc., History, Married women
Notes:

Digitization of this thesis was made possible by a generous grant from the Jefferson Trust, 2015.

Language:
English
Rights:
All rights reserved (no additional license for public reuse)
Issued Date:
1985/08