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The Resource Conjugal misconduct : defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States, William Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Conjugal misconduct : defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States, William Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Conjugal misconduct : defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States
Title
Conjugal misconduct
Title remainder
defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States
Statement of responsibility
William Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Reveals the hidden history of controversial and legally contested marital arrangements in twentieth-century America. William Kuby examines the experiences of couples in unconventional unions and the legal and cultural backlash generated by a wide array of 'alternative' marriages. These include marriages established through personal advertisements and matchmaking bureaus, marriages that defied state eugenic regulations, hasty marriages between divorced persons, provisional and temporary unions referred to as 'trial marriages', racial intermarriages, and a host of other unions that challenged sexual and marital norms. In illuminating the tensions between those who set marriage policies and those who defied them, Kuby offers a fresh account of marriage's contested history, arguing that although marital nonconformists composed only a small minority of the population, their atypical arrangements nonetheless shifted popular understandings of marriage and consistently refashioned the legal parameters of the institution
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DLC
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1982-
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Kuby, William
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Unmarried couples
  • Unmarried couples
  • United States
Label
Conjugal misconduct : defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States, William Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781316613368
Lccn
2017045842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004636145
Label
Conjugal misconduct : defying marriage law in the twentieth-century United States, William Kuby, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 296 pages
Isbn
9781316613368
Lccn
2017045842
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1004636145

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