Brabbling women : disorderly speech and the law in early Virginia /

"Brabbling Women takes its title from a 1662 law enacted by Virginia's burgesses, which was intended to offer relief to the "poore husbands" forced into defamation suits because their "brabling" wives had slandered or scandalized their neighbors. To quell such episodes...

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Main Author: Snyder, Terri L., 1956-
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2003.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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