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Paperback Sisters in Law: Women Lawyers in Modern American History Book

ISBN: 0674006941

ISBN13: 9780674006942

Sisters in Law: Women Lawyers in Modern American History

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More than any other profession women entered in the nineteenth century, law was the most rigidly engendered. Access to courts, bar associations, and law schools was controlled by men, while the very act of gaining admission to practice law demanded that women reinterpret the male-constructed jurisprudence that excluded them. This history of women lawyers--from the 1860s to the 1930s--defines the contours of women's integration into the modern legal...

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A friend purchased gave this book to me as a congragulatory gift upon my entrance into law school. Drachman's work is well-researched. Her prose is clear and concise, and the work is surprising easy to read. Drachman did a good job of weaving the threads of the stories of woman lawyers through various chapters without losing site of the overall theme. I highly recomend this work to any aspiring or actual female attorney, especially considering that the world of law is still male dominated.
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