It’s easier for individuals to escape domination when they can choose among multiple, overlapping systems of governance. An illuminating example is the case of women in nineteenth-century America.

Jayme Lemke is Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University.
American HistoryCulture and SocietyGender IssuesLaw and Liberty
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