Family and Divorce in California 1850-1890: Victorian by Robert L. Griswold

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In the course of the nineteenth century, coverture broke down, and women gained the power to make contracts, lend and borrow money, transfer and control property, and manage their own wages. "10 Though the laws changed and legal definitions broadened, the procedures themselves remained essentially the same. 11 The court then served notice of the suit, and the defend < previous page page_20 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 ant either responded to the accusations or, as was more common; defaulted.

I think her character for chastity was the very best kind. '' 1 While the testimony of these three friendly witnesses may have overstated Abigail's virtues, it helps both to delineate social expectations (or sex roles) for women and to unravel some basic paradoxes of nineteenth-century womanhood. In the course of divorce proceedings, husbands and wives, supported by several hundred witnesses, discussed a wide range of topicsfor example, female character, women's health, domesticity, motherhood, and sexual chastityand in so doing illuminated the relationship between prescriptive demands and actual attitudes and clarified the connection between the emphasis on women's refinement and morality and their claims for greater respect and authority within the family.

Several small cheese and butter factories were the only other establishments listed in the 1880 census, and among them they employed thirty men. In all, two dozen shops employed 130 men (no women), figures that hardly signaled the arrival of industry in San Mateo County; rather, most people made < previous page page_35 If you like this book, buy it! next page > < previous page page_36 next page > Page 36 4. Redwood City, California in the 1880s. Redwood City was the largest town in San Mateo County and had 1,383 citizens in 1880; a decade later that number stood at 1,572.

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