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Public Vows A History of Marriage and the Nation

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ISBN-10: 0674008758

ISBN-13: 9780674008755

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Nancy F. Cott

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Description:

This volume examines the political history of marriage, analysing the shaping of the accepted model of consensual, lifelong monogamy by legislators and judges throughout American history.
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Book details

List price: $25.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 3/8/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

Introduction
An Archaeology of American Monogamy
Perfecting Community Rules with State Laws
Domestic Relations on the National Agenda
Toward a Single Standard
Monogamy as the Law of Social Life
Consent, the American Way
The Modern Architecture of Marriage
Public Sanctity for a Private Realm
Marriage Revised and Revived
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index