Family, Law, and Inheritance in America

Family, Law, and Inheritance in America

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Yvonne Pitts explores nineteenth-century inheritance practices by focusing on testamentary capacity trials in Kentucky in which disinherited family members challenged relatives' wills, claiming the testator lacked the capacity required to write a valid will. By anchoring the study in the history of local communities and the texts of elite jurists, Pitts demonstrates that qcapacityq was a term laden with legal meaning and competing communal values.Mohr, James C. Doctors and the Law: Medical Jurisprudence in Nineteenth Century America. New York: ... Narrett, David E. Inheritance and Family Life in Colonial New York City. ... Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003 . Pittsanbsp;...

Title:Family, Law, and Inheritance in America
Author:Yvonne Pitts
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2013-05-20


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