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'And so, enquire the difference': Gender, land, and social change in twelfth and thirteenth century England, a study of maritagium and fee tail
The maritagium and the gift in tail were conditional gifts by which land from the patrimony might be provided to daughters and younger sons while ensuring that when such cadet branches failed the land would return to the ...
The status of women in Roman and Frankish law
Under sixth century Roman law (Corpus Juris Civilis) and Frankish law (Pactus Legis Salicae), women, while lacking full juridical equality with men, nevertheless possessed many legal rights and freedoms. While similarities ...
Persistence and irony in the incarceration of women in the Texas Penitentiary, 1907-1910
Between 1907 and 1910, Progressive reformers' attacks on the convict lease system of the Texas Penitentiary brought sexual misconduct of guards with female prisoners into public view and prompted officials to transfer women ...
Women in the Texas Populist movement: Their letters to the "Southern Mercury"
Many rural Texas women joined the Farmers' Alliance and Populist Party, components of the agrarian reform movement in America in the 1880's and 1890's. Some expressed their interest in the movement by writing letters to ...