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America’s First Woman Lawyer: The Biography of Myra Bradwell

By: Jane M. Friedman
Published: ©1993
Pages: 217
Total Copies: 18
Genre: Nonfiction | Biographies & MemoirsCourts & Laws | Women in History


Description: During her lifetime, Myra Bradwell (1831-1894)—America’s “first” woman lawyer as well as publisher and editor-in-chief of a prestigious legal newspaper—did more to establish and aid the rights of women and other legally handicapped people than any other woman of her day. Now it is time for Myra Bradwell to assume her rightful place among women’s rights leaders of the nineteenth century. With author Jane Friedman’s discovery of previously unpublished letters and valuable documents, Bradwell’s fascinating story can at last be told.