A short history of women´s rights
doubted. To such I have given the exact references
whenever they have
been used. In preparing the chapter on the progress of
women's lights in
the United States I derived great assistance from the
_History of Woman Suffrage_, edited by Miss Susan B.
Anthony, Mrs. Ida
H. Harper, and others to whose unselfish labours we are
indebted. From their volumes I have drawn freely; but I
have not given
each specific reference.
The tabulation of the laws of the several States which I
naturally cannot be entirely adequate, because the laws
changed constantly. It is often difficult to procure the
statutes. However, these laws are recent enough to
evolution of women's rights.
Finally, this volume was written in no hope that all
readers would agree
with the author, who is zealous in his cause. His
purpose will be gained
if he induces the reader to reflect for himself on the
problem in the
light of its historical development.
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., 1910.
WOMEN'S RIGHTS UNDER ROMAN LAW, 27 B.C.-527 A.D.