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Women and Property in Early Modern England
The economic condition of women is enormously important to our understanding of any society. Historians have made many assumptions about women's property in the early modern period in an attempt toExpand
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Married women's occupations in eighteenth-century London
ABSTRACT The evidence of criminal court records suggests that almost all London wives were engaged in gainful occupations in the eighteenth century. The records of the City livery companies and ofExpand
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Coverture and Capitalism
This article looks at the role of gender in the creation of a capitalist economy in England in the early modern period. Most capital in this period was both accumulated and transferred by means ofExpand
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Possession—and the other one‐tenth of the law: assessing women's ownership and economic roles in early modern England
This article examines the sources that historians have used to identify and assess women's property ownership and economic roles. They refer primarily to the physical possession of property, but alsoExpand
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Mistresses and Marriage: or, a Short History of the Mrs
The ubiquitous forms of address for women, 'Mrs' and 'Miss' are both abbreviations of 'mistress'. Although mistress is a term with a multiplicity of meanings, in early modern England it most commonlyExpand
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The Marital Economy in Scandinavia and Britain 1400–1900
Contents: Introduction: the marital economy in comparative perspective, Amy Louise Erickson. Part I Forming the Partnership: Marriage or money? Legal actions for enforcement of marriage contracts inExpand
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Common law versus common practice: the use of marriage settlements in early modern England
T wo varieties of marriage settlement are known to historians. The first and better known is strict settlement, thoroughly explored in the work of Habakkuk, Stone, Clay, Cooper, Bonfield, and SavilleExpand
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