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Governing the Hearth
Language: en
Pages: 417
Authors: Michael Grossberg
Categories: Domestic relations
Type: BOOK - Published: 1985 - Publisher:

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American Marriage
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Priscilla Yamin
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-07-24 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

As states across the country battle internally over same-sex marriage in the courts, in legislatures, and at the ballot box, activists and scholars grapple with its implications for the status of gays and lesbians and for the institution of marriage itself. Yet, the struggle over same-sex marriage is only the
The Work of the Heart
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Martha Tomhave Blauvelt, Mary Taylor Blauvelt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: University of Virginia Press

How did young American women construct and express their emotions between 1780 and 1830? Before Oprah and therapy, how did they reconcile society's demanding and often contradictory expectations? In The Work of the Heart: Young Women and Emotion, 1780-1830, Martha Tomhave Blauvelt looks to the often spirited diaries written by
Broken Engagements
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Saskia Lettmaier
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-11 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The common law action for breach of promise of marriage originated in the mid-seventeenth century, but it was not until the nineteenth century that it rose to prominence and became a regular feature in law courts and gossip columns. By 1940 the action was defunct, it was inconceivable for a
O Sisters Ain't You Happy?
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Suzanne R. Thurman
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-12-01 - Publisher: Syracuse University Press

In her account of the founding, golden years, and eventual demise of the two Massachusetts villages, Thurman (history, U. of Alabama- Huntsville) augments the narrative history with discussion of how gender, family, and community functioned in them. They were founded by English-born visionary Ann Lee. She called her sect the