The Resource Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger

Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger

Label
Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law
Title
Families in crisis in the Old South
Title remainder
divorce, slavery, and the law
Statement of responsibility
Loren Schweninger
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the antebellum South, divorce was an explosive issue. As one lawmaker put it, divorce was to be viewed as a form of 'madness, ' and as another asserted, divorce reduced communities to the 'lowest ebb of degeneracy.' How was it that in this climate, the number of divorces rose steadily during the antebellum era? In Families in Crisis in the Old South, Loren Schweninger uses previously unexplored records to argue that the difficulties these divorcing families faced reveal much about the reality of life in a slave-holding society as well as the myriad difficulties confronted by white southern families who chose not to divorce. Basing his argument on almost 800 divorce cases from the southern United States, Schweninger explores the impact of divorce and separation on white families and on the enslaved and provides insights on issues including domestic violence, interracial adultery, alcoholism, insanity, and property relations. He examines how divorce and separation laws changed, how married women's property rights expanded, how definitions of inhuman treatment of wives evolved, and how these divorces challenged conventional mores"--Provided by publisher
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Schweninger, Loren
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF505
LC item number
.S39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • HeinOnline UNC Press law publications
  • HeinOnline slavery in America and the world: history, culture & law
  • HeinOnline women and the law
  • HeinOnline civil rights and social justice
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  • Domestic relations
  • Divorce
  • Slavery
  • Adultery
  • Wife abuse
Target audience
specialized
Label
Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger
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©2016 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-228) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of divorce laws -- Adultery and the question of race -- Insanity, alcoholism, abandonment, and abuse -- Lawyers, judges, juries, and decrees -- Married women and property -- Slaves and owners' domestic conflicts
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 236 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger
Publication
Distribution
Note
©2016 Cassidy Cataloguing Services, Inc
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-228) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of divorce laws -- Adultery and the question of race -- Insanity, alcoholism, abandonment, and abuse -- Lawyers, judges, juries, and decrees -- Married women and property -- Slaves and owners' domestic conflicts
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 236 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote

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