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Man and Wife in America

A History

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674008113

Publication Date: 05/03/2002


416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Introduction
  • 1. The Scene of a Marriage
  • 2. Abigail Bailey’s Divorce
  • 3. Early Exits
  • 4. Being a Wife
  • 5. Acting Like a Husband
  • 6. Coercion and Harriet Douglas Cruger
  • 7. John Barry and American Fatherhood
  • 8. The Right to Kill
  • 9. The Geography of Remarriage
  • 10. Coverture in a New Age
  • Epilogue
  • A Note on Method
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • 2001 New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award
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