Hoff, Joan, 1937-

Law, gender, and injustice : a legal history of U.S. women / Joan Hoff. - New York : New York University Press, c1991. - xi, 525 p. ; 25 cm. - Feminist crosscurrents . - Feminist crosscurrents. .

Includes bibliographical references (489-507) and index.

Introduction: Toward a theory of women's legal history -- The masculinity of U.S. Constitutionalism -- Women and the American Revolution -- From British subjects to U.S. citizens -- Constitutional neglect, 1787-1872 -- Constitutional discrimination, 1872-1908 -- Constitutional protection, 1908-1963 -- Constitutional equality, 1963-1990 -- The limits of liberal legalism: marriage, divorce, pregnancy, and abortion -- The epitome of liberal legalism: the ERA and pornography -- Beyond liberal legalism: from equality to equity -- Appendix 1: Married women's property acts, 1800-1900 -- Appendix 2: 1848 Declaration of Sentiments -- Appendix 3: 1876 Declaration of Rights -- Appendix 4: Constitutional amendments -- Appendix 5: Summary of litigation and legislation, 1963-1990 -- Appendix 6: 1989 Declaration of Interdependence.

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Sex discrimination against women--Law and legislation--History.--United States
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.--History.--United States
Women's rights--History.--United States

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