The Secrets of the House of York

Marylynn Salmon

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Marylynn Salmon

Marylynn Salmon received her Ph.D. in colonial American history from Bryn Mawr College in 1980. She lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she is Research Associate in History at Smith College. Her interests include women's history, legal history, and the history of medicine, all fields that inform her current investigations in late medieval English political history. Her previous publications include:

  • Women and the Law of Property in Early America (University of North Carolina Press, Studies in Legal History series, 1986).

  • Inheritance in America: From Colonial Times to the Present with Carole Shammas and Michel Dahlin (Rutgers University Press, 1987).

  • The Limits of Independence: American Women 1760-1800 (Oxford University Press, 1994).

  • "The Cultural Significance of Breastfeeding and Infant Care in Early Modern England and America," Journal of Social History 28 (1994): 247-69.

  • "The Court Records of Philadelphia, Bucks, and Berks Counties in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 107 (1983): 249-91.

  • "Women and the Law of Property in South Carolina: The Evidence from Marriage Settlements, 1730-1830," The William and Mary Quarterly 39 (1982): 655-85.



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