The Resource Within Her Power : Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

Within Her Power : Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia

Label
Within Her Power : Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia
Title
Within Her Power
Title remainder
Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 17th & 18th centuries. It examines the social restrictions on women's behaviour and speech, opportunities and difficulties these women encountered in the legal system, the economic and discretionary authority they enjoyed, the roles they played in the family business, their roles in the later, trans-Atlantic trading framework, and the imperial context within which these colonial women lived, making this a welcome addition to both colonial and women's history
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
305.4/09755
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1438.V5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
New World in the Atlantic World
Label
Within Her Power : Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia
Publication
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction: ""As if I Had Been in a New World""; 1 The Ghost Family: Inheritance, Property, and Stepfamilies; 2 ""Hardship upon Women"": Anglicization and Property Law; 3 ""As Though I My Self Was Pr[e]sent"": Women with Power of Attorney; 4 The ""Ordinary"" Women: Business Owners and the Local Courts; 5 ""A Little Purse to Herself"": Cash, Credit, and Shopping; 6 ""Madam & Co."": Gender, Family, and Trade Enterprises
  • Conclusion: ""Any Thing Will I Agree to For the Common Good"": Toward the RevolutionNotes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn862613261
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (295 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781135301965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36966071
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862613261
  • pebc1135301964

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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