Essay on eighteenth century English laws that reduced social status of wives

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Title

Essay on eighteenth century English laws that reduced social status of wives

Subject

Eighteenth century woman

Description

In the essay, the author carefully introduced and examined the English law that put wives subordinate to their husband and even the society at large. She gave various examples of court cases that treated wives unfairly, and went on to unravel wives' decline in status in the family.

Creator

Sarah Chapone

Source

[Chapone, Sarah]. The hardships of the English laws in relation to wives. With an explanation of the original curse of subjection passed upon the woman. In an humble address to the legislature. London, MDCCXXXV. [1735]. Eighteenth Century Collections Online. Gale. Georgia Institute Of Technology. 1 Mar. 2020
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Publisher

London

Date

1735

Contributor

Junchen Lu

Format

Still image

Language

English

Type

Book

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Original Format

Book

Files

hardship of wives.pdf

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Citation

Sarah Chapone, “Essay on eighteenth century English laws that reduced social status of wives,” Enlightenmens, accessed September 26, 2022, http://enlightenmens.lmc.gatech.edu/items/show/852.

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