Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation / Edition 1

Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation / Edition 1

by Nancy F. Cott
     
 

We commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, a personal expression of love and commitment. In this pioneering history, Nancy F. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and always has been a public institution.See more details below

Overview

We commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, a personal expression of love and commitment. In this pioneering history, Nancy F. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and always has been a public institution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674008755
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
242,476
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

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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