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I Do: A Cultural History of Montana Weddings

4.43  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Through engaging stories of romance, insightful analysis, and historic intriguing photographs, I Do: A Cultural History of Montana Weddings provides an intimate and surprising look at an important tradition. I Do journeys through the last 150 years of Montana history, from the 1860s gold rush to the internet age, to reveal the lives of ordinary people, from Finnish homeste ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Montana Historical Society Press
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Nov 26, 2016 Emily rated it really liked it
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In a spirit of full disclosure, I should acknowledge that the author of this book is my sister-in-law, so I was predisposed to like this book. That said, I REALLY, REALLY liked this book.

I enjoy reading history and this book is an interesting look at the history of Montana, from territory to the present. Martha's investigation of marriage traditions in Montana provides a good platform for understanding the communities and cultures / ethnicities that have contributed to the diversity and common p
Feb 27, 2012 Christy rated it it was amazing
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I Do is a refreshing change from the overdone romance novel plot of girl being swept off her feet by cowboy. This book is not a novel at all, actually, but a collection of true stories meticulously researched by the author (it's all true--there are photos!). My favorite story is about Anna Plovanic, the mail-order bride who jilted the man who sent for her. The author spends some time analyzing weddings trends and what they tell us about history, so I feel like I learned something instead of just ...more
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