The Oregon Donation Act of 1850 and Nineteenth Century Federal Married Women's Property Law

@article{Chused1984TheOD,
  title={The Oregon Donation Act of 1850 and Nineteenth Century Federal Married Women's Property Law},
  author={Richard H. Chused},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  year={1984},
  volume={2},
  pages={44 - 78}
}
Almost every state and territory adopted a married women's property act between 1835 and 1850. These acts generally exempted married women's property from attachment by creditors of their husbands, effecting a slight change in the battery of common-law coverture rules that gave husbands management of their wives' real property and ownership of their personal property. Alterations in the roles of women in the family, increases in education of women and growth in the importance of women's public… 
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