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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