Women and Property in Early Modern England

  title={Women and Property in Early Modern England},
  author={Amy Louise Erickson},
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 to generalize about legal development, about family relations, and about women's status in the past. Using original research into probate documents and court records, Amy Erickson argues that many of these assumptions are wrong. By explaining how multiple and overlapping legal systems affected women as… 
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