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A history of marriage : from same sex unions to private vows and common law, the surprising diversity of a tradition

Author: Elizabeth Abbott
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Marriage-- in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations-- comes alive here through Abbott's infectious enthusiasm and curiosity.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Abbott
ISBN: 9781609800888 1609800885
OCLC Number: 669755052
Notes: Originally published in Canada by Penguin Group (Canada), 2010 --T.p. verso.
Description: xii, 460 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Marriage in history. Husbands and wives: who were they? ; Learning marriage, rites of passage ; Weddings and the married state ; Love and sex in marriage ; Marriage from within four walls ; Go forth and multiply: children at the heart of marriage ; When things went wrong --
Marriage in the present and future. Unmarried and often single ; A gay focus on the nature of marriage ; Children and parenting in modern marriages ; For richer or poorer: marriage and money ; Marriage and race ; Marriage policies ; Issues at the heart of the marriage debate --
Epilogue: Stop sign.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Abbott.

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Marriage-- in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations-- comes alive here through Abbott's infectious enthusiasm and curiosity.
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