New York: Arno Press, 1974.
Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #15105
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint of 1878 third edition, published and sold by the author. "Mrs J W Stow was in Europe, when her husband ... was suddenly stricken. In her absence, he approved a death-bed will that dispose of the community property in a spirit directly contrary to the love and mutual respect that had marked their married life. The widow hurried home and found herself penniless, her affairs in the hands of a Probate Court being administered by hostile executors. ... she undertook a crusade against the legalized injustice by which she was being victimized. She did platform readings, lectured and wrote. In this book she describes her ordeal, presents the bills she introduced in state legislatures ... [and] reviews with eloquent anger ... the history of her marriage, the economics of marriage, the legal status of marital relations and the unjust law that deprives the widow of treatment accorded a widower and callously degrades memories of respect and love." ; Women In America: From Colonial Times To The 20Th Century; Ex-Library; 361, 34, , 4ad pages.