Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Chused and Williams's "Gendered Law in American History"

[We've posted on this work before, but we're told it's available for purchase this week, and so we're
moving it up.]

Just out from the Carolina Academic Press is Gendered Law in American History, by my esteemed former colleagues Richard Chused (now of New York Law School), and Wendy Williams (now emerita Georgetown Law):
Gendered Law in American History is a remarkable compendium of over thirty years of research and teaching in the field. It explores an array of social, cultural, and legal arenas from the turn of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth centuries, including concepts of citizenship at the founding of the republic, the development of married women’s property laws, divorce, child custody, temperance, suffrage, domestic and racial violence before and after the Civil War, protective labor legislation, and the use of legal history testimony in legal disputes. It is both an invaluable reference tool and an important new teaching text. 
The TOC is here.  Request an examination copy here.