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A Telescoped History of Marriage and the Progressive Era Debate

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In this chapter I present a concise history of marriage and divorce beginning with Christianity, taking up British law (particularly coverture and marital unity), and peculiarities in the U.S., where ... More


Introduction

Clare Virginia Eby

in Until Choice Do Us Part: Marriage Reform in the Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085661
eISBN:
9780226085975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226085975.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Here I show marriage to be a dynamic institution that can impede but also promote social change. The idea that marriage can affect reform has fallen between the cracks of two bodies of historical ... More


American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Nicholas L. Syrett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Most in the United States likely associate the concept of the child bride with the mores and practices of the distant past. But Nicholas L. Syrett challenges this assumption in his sweeping and ... More


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