The Rights of Women, Third Edition: The Basic ACLU Guide to Women's Rights

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Throughout much of American history, discrimination against women has been rooted in the legal system. When Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott called the first women s rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, one of their major concerns was a legal system that profoundly discriminated against women. It deprived all women of the right to vote and also prohibited women from engaging in many occupations and professions, including the practice of law. The legal system was particularly hard on the married ...

The Rights of Women, Third Edition: The Basic ACLU Guide to Women's Rights 1993, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809316335

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