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On changing your name

The issue of women changing their names when they married resurfaced in 2014 when Amal Alamuddin decided to add George Clooney’s surname to hers when she married him. 893 more words

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Petticoat Wars: How Women Fought for Inclusion in the Early American Republic

In the Early American Republic, politicians publicly debated what, if any, the women’s relationship to the state would be, including their rights and civic obligations. Could women be expected to adhere to the new republic’s laws without the privileges that accompany citizenship, like the right to vote, to hold public office, and the right to sit on juries? 4,936 more words


Female Networks under Coverture

During the Era of Enlightenment men pressed women to place their whole affections upon family, relegating mothers to rule the “gentle empire” of the home. The sensibilities of common law versus civil law dictated how marriage became a woman’s primary social network. 501 more words

Austen Counters American Captivity Novels

Jane Austen’s work was not in sync with the emerging American nationalism that was a new social construct of imagined communities (not naturally expressed in language, race or religion) as Columbia’s citizenry moved toward a single overarching national identity. 812 more words

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