xii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9781107160262 hardcover ; alkaline paper 110716026X hardcover ; alkaline paper 9781316613368 paperback ; alkaline paper 1316613364 paperback ; alkaline paper
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Matrimonial advertisements, matchmaking bureaus, and the threat of commercialized courtship Hasty remarriage, out-of-state elopement, and the battle against "progressive polygamy" Eugenic marriage laws and the continuing crisis of out-of-state elopement Trial marriage and the laws of the home Black-white intermarriage, the backlash against miscegenation, and the push for racial amalgamation Averting the crisis: the birth of the marriage education movement.
KF538 .K83 2018
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018.