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Jane Grey SwisshelmAn Unconventional Life, 1815-1884$
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Sylvia D. Hoffert

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828816

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert

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The Troublesome Matter of Property

The Troublesome Matter of Property

(p.61) Chapter Three The Troublesome Matter of Property
Jane Grey Swisshelm

Sylvia D. Hoffert

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter explores the gendered dimensions of marriage, separation, divorce, and property ownership. It describes the arguments over the distribution of money and control of property in Jane's and her husband's households. The chapter also discusses the law regulating married women's property and how Jane carried on the campaign for the reform of married women's property law in western Pennsylvania. To put pressure on the legislature, Jane wrote a series of letters in support of the proposal to circumvent the law of coverture and to grant women more control over their property.

Keywords:   marriage, separation, divorce, property ownership, property law, Pennsylvania, coverture

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