Domestic reforms political visions and family regulation in British Columbia, 1862-1940 /

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Main Author: Clarkson, Christopher Allan, 1969-
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Vancouver : UBC Press, c2007.
Series:Law and society series (Vancouver, B.C.)
Online Access: Available only to UIC users
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Main Author:Clarkson, Christopher Allan, 1969-

British Columbia inherited a legal system that granted married mencontrol over most family property and imposed few obligations on themtoward their wives and children. Yet from the 1860s onward, lawmakersthroughout the Anglo-American world, including legislators on thePacific Coast, began to grant women and children new rights.Domestic Reforms deftly analyzes the impact of thelegislation, with emphasis on the ambitions of regulated populations,the influence of the judiciary, and the social and fiscal concerns ofgenerations of legislators and bureaucrats.

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Physical Description:1 online resource (294 p.)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Author Notes:

Chris Clarkson is a History Professor at Okanagan College.

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