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Public Vows

A History of Marriage and the Nation

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674008755

Publication Date: 03/08/2002

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304 pages

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

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

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