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Unformatted text preview: but in Virginia, opposition to womens legal entitlement to land was overcame. Villages in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Maryland traditionally gave women ownership of land. Women could inherit land from husbands and father.Within household, white free women were granted some protection by law, and courts intervened if men dealt brutally with women. Rich women would just order around the house and be idol....
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2011 for the course WST 10 taught by Professor Bays during the Winter '10 term at UCLA.
- Winter '10