'The Married Women's Property Act' was a New York statute passed in 1848 which ended the practice of women's property passing to their husband's control upon marriage. It allowed married women to both retain ownership of property and acquire and sell property of their own.
New York State grants married women the right to own property apart from their husbands (44 words)
Historical Context Note
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