Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal

Wife to Widow: Lives, Laws, and Politics in Nineteenth-Century Montreal

By: Bettina Bradbury (author)Paperback

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A compelling study that will capture the attention of historians, sociologists, feminist scholars, political scientists, cultural and social geographers, and anyone with an interest in the changing roles of women across the life-cycle and through history.

About Author

Bettina Bradbury is an award-winning historian who teaches history and women's studies at York University.


Introduction Part 1: Marriage, Identity, and the Law 1 Marriage Metropole: Mobility and Marriage in Early-Nineteenth-Century Montreal 2 Companionate Patriarchies: Money Matters and Marriage 3 Marriage Trajectories: Class, Choices, and Chance 4 "Dower This Barbarous Law": Debating Marriage and Widows' Rights 5 Imagining Widowhood and Death: Marriage Contracts, Wills, and Funeral Provisions Part 2: Individual Itineraries of Widowhood 6 Diverse Demographies: Death, Widowhood, and Remarriage 7 In the Shadow of Their Husbands: The First Days of Widowhood 8 "Within a Year and a Day": The First Year of Widowhood 9 Widows' Votes: Marguerite Paris, Emilie Tavernier, Sarah Harrison, and the Montreal By-Elections of 1832 10 Widow to Mother Superior: Emilie Tavernier Gamelin and Catholic Institution Building 11 Patchworks of the Possible: Widows' Wealth, Work, and Children 12 Final Years, Final Wishes: Care, Connections, Old Age and Death Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780774819527
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 520
  • ID: 9780774819527
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 0774819529

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