Center for Women's History
Women’s history is American history. Bring it into your classroom with our new curriculum!
Major support for the Center for Women's History curriculum was provided by
Lead support for Saving Washington was provided by Joyce B. Cowin and the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Additional support provided by Susan Klein.
Exhibitions at New-York Historical are made possible by Dr. Agnes Hsu-Tang and Oscar Tang, the Saunders Trust for American History, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Ernestine Rose, 1881. Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
Resource 16: The New York State Married Women’s Property Law
An excerpt from the 1848 New York State law that granted married women the right to own property. It became a model for similar statues in other states, and helped eliminate what was, for middle-class and wealthy women, one of the most onerous tenets of coverture.