Only the Clothes on Her Back
Author Laura Edwards talked about how 19th century women used clothing and textiles circumvent property law. She talks about how courts… read more
Author Laura Edwards talked about how 19th century women used clothing and textiles circumvent property law. She talks about how courts made an exception to the rule barring women from owning property by viewing clothing as an extension of the person. The Wilson Center and the National History Center in Washington, D.C. hosted this virtual event. close
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Eric Arnesen Professor George Washington University->History Department
Laura F. Edwards Professor Princeton University->History Department
Martha S. Jones Professor Johns Hopkins University->Department of History
Megan Sweeney Professor University of Michigan->Women's Studies Department
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