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The Resource Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger

Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger

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Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law
Title
Families in crisis in the Old South
Title remainder
divorce, slavery, and the law
Statement of responsibility
Loren Schweninger
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the antebellum South, divorce was an explosive issue. As one lawmaker put it, divorce was to be viewed as a form of "madness," and as another asserted, divorce reduced communities to the "lowest ebb of degeneracy." How was it that in this climate, the number of divorces rose steadily during the antebellum era? In Families in Crisis, Loren Schweninger uses previously unexplored records to argue that the difficulties these divorcing families faced reveal much about the reality of life in a slave-holding society as well as the myriad difficulties confronted by white southern families who chose
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Cataloging source
MHW
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Schweninger, Loren
Dewey number
  • 306.890975/09034
  • 306.89097509
Index
index present
LC call number
KF505 .S39 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Domestic relations
  • Divorce
  • Slavery
  • Adultery
  • Wife abuse
  • United States
Label
Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The evolution of divorce laws -- Adultery and the question of race -- Insanity, alcoholism, abandonment, and abuse -- Lawyers, judges, juries, and decrees -- Married women and property -- Slaves and owners' domestic conflicts -- Conclusion -- An essay on sources and methodology -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469601625
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/ctt61gnp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn811502663
  • (OCoLC)811502663
Label
Families in crisis in the Old South : divorce, slavery, and the law, Loren Schweninger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- The evolution of divorce laws -- Adultery and the question of race -- Insanity, alcoholism, abandonment, and abuse -- Lawyers, judges, juries, and decrees -- Married women and property -- Slaves and owners' domestic conflicts -- Conclusion -- An essay on sources and methodology -- Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 236 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469601625
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt61gnp
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • ocn811502663
  • (OCoLC)811502663

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