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Changing Gender Roles and Attitudes to Family Formation in Ireland

Margret Fine-Davis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096969
eISBN:
9781526115362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096969.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The last several decades have witnessed major changes in gender roles and family patterns, as well as a falling birth rate in Ireland and the rest of Europe. This book presents the results of the ... More


Freedom Feminism: Individualism, Conservatism, and Gender Roles

Melissa Deckman

in Tea Party Women: Mama Grizzlies, Grassroots Leaders, and the Changing Face of the American Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479837137
eISBN:
9781479833870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479837137.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter considers how Tea Party and GOP women approach gender roles and reproductive health concerns and whether they consider themselves feminists. This chapter reveals that some—though not ... More


Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Allison Dorothy Fredette

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Not quite the Cotton Kingdom or the free labor North, the mid-nineteenth-century border South was a land in between. There, the clashing ideologies of this era—slavery and freedom, urban and rural, ... More


With God on Our Side: Moral and Religious Issues, Southern Culture, and Republican Realignment in the South

Frederick V. Slocum

in Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813036847
eISBN:
9780813043999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036847.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides an in-depth examination of how religion has acted as an extremely conservative device in the South, helping push the region from fealty to the Democratic Party to the GOP. It ... More


Irreconcilable Differences

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the devastating experience of the Civil War in the border South. The chapter opens with the secession crisis, which gave western Virginians their long-awaited opportunity to ... More


No More, Together

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the antebellum era, border southerners increasingly made use of contractualism in their divorce petitions. Contractualism, or the growing understanding that marriage was not a permanent, ... More


To Form an Enviable Marriage

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Before the Civil War, courting couples in Kentucky, western Virginia, and Appalachian Virginia increasingly stated their desire to build marriages based on affection, love, and mutual happiness. They ... More


To Honor and Obey

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the antebellum era, eastern Virginians embraced a definitive and harsh understanding of divorce and its role in society. There, few filed for divorce, most likely knowing that local courts would ... More


Torn Apart

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the impact of the Civil War on divorce in the postwar period. As in other parts of the United States, the Civil War had a profound impact on the psyche and emotions of the ... More


Never Happier in Her Life

Allison Dorothy Fredette

in Marriage on the Border: Love, Mutuality, and Divorce in the Upper South during the Civil War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813179155
eISBN:
9780813179162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179155.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the lives of working-class and poor white women of the border South. Their story reveals the potential of border culture—how it gave a voice and agency to women whose stories ... More


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