Originally presented as the author’s thesis (doctoral--Marquette University, 2010) presented under title: "Justice Without Partiality": Women and the Law in Colonial Maryland, 1648-1715
Includes bibliographical references and index
"To preserve harmony among men" - and women? : colonial Maryland society, women, and the law -- "They say I am a witch" : early Maryland and witchcraft -- "Would you have me confess that I killed a man?" : violent crimes -- "Nor a woman chaste" : sexual offenses -- Maryland women and property -- Conclusion : a "race of convicts"?.
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