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Description - Within Her Power by Linda Sturtz

An engaging and comprehensive study of property-owning women in the colony of Tidewater, VA during the 16th century. 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 historians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415928823
ISBN-10: 0415928826
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Linda Sturtz

Linda Strutz is an Associate Professor of History at Beloit College in Wisconsin.

Books By Linda Sturtz

Within Her Power by Linda Sturtz
Hardback, May 2002