Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890: Victorian Illusions and Everyday Realities

Family and Divorce in California, 1850-1890: Victorian Illusions and Everyday Realities

by Robert L. Griswold

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873956338
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 06/28/1983
Series: SUNY Series in American Social History
Pages: 266

About the Author

Robert Griswold is assistant professor history at the University of Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction: From Patriarchy to Companionship

2. Divorce Documents and Divorce Seekers

3. Ideal Womanhood in California

4. Dimensions of Womanhood: Domesticity, Chastity, and Independence

5. Ideal Manhood in California

6. Manhood and the Companionate Ideal

7. Parents and Children in Nineteenth-Century California

Afterword: The Family, Victorian Culture, and Twentieth-Century Developments

Appendix: Composition of the Social Classes

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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