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Regulating Girls and Women

Sexuality, Family, and the Law in Ontario, 1920-1960

In this fascinating study of sexuality, family, and the law, historian Joan Sangster focuses on key issues that drew women into the courts, as plaintiffs and defendants: incest and sexual abuse, wife assault, prostitution, female delinquency, and the unique 'colonization of the soul' that Aboriginal women had to endure before the law.

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Joan Sangster is a professor in the Departments of History and Women's Studies at Trent University.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;