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Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America

Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in 20th Century America


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ISBN-13: 9780691163321
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Joanna L. Grossman is professor of law at Hofstra University and the coeditor of Gender Equality. Lawrence M. Friedman is the Marion Rice Kirkwood Professor of Law at Stanford University. His books include A History of American Law.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction 1

Part One: Tying the Knot: Marriage and Promises to Marry
Chapter One: Marriage and the State 27
Chapter Two: Marriage, Law, and Society: A Tangled Web 51
Chapter Three: Common-Law Marriage 78
Chapter Four: The End of Heart Balm 90

Part Two: Anything Goes: love and romance in a Permissive Age
Chapter Five: The Rise of Sexual Freedom 109
Chapter Six: Cohabitation 121
Chapter Seven: Same-Sex Relationships 142

Part Three: When the Music Stops: Dissolving a Marriage and the Aftermath
Chapter Eight: Untying the Knot: Divorce and Annulment 159
Chapter Nine: Dollars and Sense: The Economic Consequences of Divorce 192
Chapter Ten: Collateral Damage: The Children of Divorce 215

Part Four: The Old and the New Generation
Chapter Eleven: The Extended Family: Elder Law and the Law of Inheritance 235
Chapter Twelve: Parents and Children: Rights and Duties 262
Chapter Thirteen: Whom Do We Belong To? Parentage and the Law 286
Chapter Fourteen: Chosen People: Adoption and the Law 305

Conclusion: Into the Void 330
Notes 333
Index 423

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