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Women in Antebellum North Carolina

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Women in Antebellum North Carolina

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Married white women in antebellum North Carolina had no independent legal identity. They could not sue or be sued, and they could not own property separate from their husbands. Their husbands were held liable for their actions. (Link 2009, 167-168) This is legal doctrine called "coverture."

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Link, William A. North Carolina: Change and Tradition in a Southern State. Wheeling, IL: Harlan Davidson, 2009.

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Women in Antebellum North Carolina, Civil War Era NC, accessed June 24, 2019, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/629.