Married Women and Property Law in Victorian Ontario

Գրքի շապիկի երեսը

Until this century, married women had no legal right to hold, use, or dispose of property. Since the ownership of property is a critical measure of social status, the married women's property acts of the nineteenth century were important landmarks in the legal emancipation of women. Reform campaigns represented the first organized attempts by women in Upper Canada to challenge their status in society. Ironically, emancipation was not the first goal of reformers: their demands reflected a concern with protection from economic instability. The laws granting women new rights and privileges were designed to force men to behave more responsibly and to mitigate the worst hardships imposed upon wives by abusive or negligent husbands.

The most detailed and complete account of married women's property law reform yet written for any North American jurisdiction, this fascinating study will be of interest to those in the areas of law, women's studies, and nineteenth-century social history.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Բովանդակություն

The Status of Wives
14
Alimony
28
Marriage Settlements
53
The Act of 1859
70
Creditors
105
Abuse of Trust
122
The Act of 1884
137
Lending Aid or Encouragement to Fraudulent and Dishonest
148
445
541
Foreword ix
ix
Contributors
xv
Proposing an AntiRacism Framework for Change 3
3
Perspectives on Race and Canadian Society
15
Disturbing the Silence Reflections on Racism
36
Reflections on Racism 47
47
The Two Faces
76

The Limitations
166
Notes
185
Bibliography
223
MARITIME
214
50
214
92
214
17131776
344
THE CONTINENTAL FUR TRADE AND WESTWARD
395
X
437
227
459
253
1
293
523
THE CONTINENTAL HINTERLAND AND
541
350
541
381
541
409
541
Racism in Canadian Immigration Policy 93
93
Race Racism and the Justice System 104
104
Realities Remedies
120
Racism and the Issue of Voice 134
134
The Impact of Racism on the Education
140
AntiRacism and the HumanService Delivery System 152
152
A Fundamental Component
171
Equitable Access Is a Right Not a Privilege 185
185
Organizations in Transition
196
Towards an Equitable Efficient and Effective
209
A Legal Remedy 222
222
A Quick Primer
231
On the Need for Change 244
244
Bibliography 253
253
Հեղինակային իրավունք

Այլ խմբագրություններ - View all

Common terms and phrases

Հեղինակի մասին (1997)

LORI CHAMBERS is an associate professor in the Department of Women's Studies at Lakehead University.

Բիբլիոգրաֆիական տվյալներ