Stay connected! Join our email list to learn about programs, events, and more happening at the Center for Women's History.

*Required field

Major support for Women and the American Story provided by

 

 

Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation

 

 

Curriculum website and learning experience made possible through a grant from

 

 

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

 

 

Lead support for New-York Historical's teacher programs provided by

 

 

 

Ernestine Rose, 1881. Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

Resource 16: The New York State Married Women’s Property Law

An excerpt from the 1848 New York State law that granted married women the right to own property. It became a model for similar statues in other states, and helped eliminate what was, for middle-class and wealthy women, one of the most onerous tenets of coverture.

Creative: Tronvig Group