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Jone Johnson Lewis

Property Rights for Married Women

By November 25, 2012

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At the beginning of the 19th century, women in America (and elsewhere) had few rights that they could exercise over property, including the right to own and sell property, the right to enter into contracts, the right to control money earned by their own work. By the end of the century, laws and court rulings had given women substantial control over their own property. Learn more: Married Women's Property Rights


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