Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What We're Reading: Rebels at the Bar

From Ms. JD: Rebels at the Bar: The Fascinating Forgotten Stories of America's First Women Lawyersby Jill Norgren. 

In Rebels at the Bar,  prize-winning legal historian Jill Norgren recounts the life stories of  a small group of nineteenth century women who were among the first  female attorneys in the United States. Beginning in the late 1860s,  these determined rebels pursued the radical ambition of entering the  then all-male profession of law. They were motivated by a love of  learning. They believed in fair play and equal opportunity. They desired  recognition as professionals and the ability to earn a good living.

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