Khan, B. Zorina. The Democratization of Invention: Patents and Copyrights in American Economic Development, 1790-1920 (NBER Series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005.

A history of American intellectual property rights in the 1800s, with a section on women inventors and the property rights of women.

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Science and Invention

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