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by Terri L. Snyder

Free eBook Brabbling Women: Disorderly Speech and the Law in Early Virginia (Cornell Paperbacks) download ISBN: 0801479053
Author: Terri L. Snyder
Publisher: Cornell University Press; 1 edition (November 12, 2013)
Language: English
Pages: 200
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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Brabbling Women takes its title from a 1662 law enactedby Virginia's burgesses, which was intended to offer relief to the"poore husbands" forced .

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Brabbling Women book. 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.

Brabbling Women takes its title from a 1662 law enacted by Virginia's burgesses, which was intended to offer .

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 of female misrule, lawmakers decreed that husbands could choose either to pay damages or to have their wives publicly ducked. But there was more at stake here. Terri L. Snyder offers us a close reading of early Virginians' attitudes toward women's speech along with a fresh look at how women earned men's displeasure in this regard.

THIS innovative and important book sheds new light on women's struggle for empowerment in seventeenth-century Virginia. She focuses on their use of "brabbling," or ungoverned speech, a form of resistance that often sparked harsh reprisals but occasionally proved surprisingly effective

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.

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Snyder, Terri L. (2013). Cornell University Press. Retrieved 20 October 2015. a b c Hemphill II, John M. "Mary Aggie (fl. 1728–1731)". Encyclopedia Virginia. Walton Dalzell, George (1955). Benefit of clergy in America & related matters.

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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 of female misrule, lawmakers decreed that husbands could choose either to pay damages or to have their wives publicly ducked.

But there was more at stake here. By examining women's use of language, Terri L. Snyder demonstrates how women resisted and challenged oppressive political, legal, and cultural practices in colonial Virginia. Contending that women's voices are heard most clearly during episodes of crisis, Snyder focuses on disorderly speech to illustrate women's complex relationships to law and authority in the seventeenth century.

Ordinary women, Snyder finds, employed a variety of strategies to prevail in domestic crises over sexual coercion and adultery, conflicts over women's status as servants or slaves, and threats to women's authority as independent household governors. Some women entered the political forum, openly participating as rebels or loyalists; others sought legal redress for their complaints. Wives protested the confines of marriage; unfree women spoke against masters and servitude. By the force of their words, all strove to thwart political leaders and local officials, as well as the power of husbands, masters, and neighbors. The tactics colonial women used, and the successes they met, reflect the struggles for empowerment taking place in defiance of the inequalities of the colonial period.

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Inth
This was a very interesting read. I bought this book for a history class I'm currently taking-History of American Law-and was so intrigued by the portrayal of women and their attempts to find alternative ways around the law, which was a law that did not offer women many rights or liberties. Accordingly, it's a great depiction of the origin of women's gossiping and its, almost, vigilante justice effect. I highly recommend you to read it.
Vojar
In theory, a fascinating look at women in early Virginia and their attempts to push back against the system -- in practice, a poorly-researched piece that comes no closer to convincing you of anything. A maddening read.