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The Companionate Marriage

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Ben B. Lindsey’s book The Companionate Marriage in 1927, shows how the era’s anticommunist politics, gender conservatism, and religious tensions constrained companionate marriage’s meanings and limited its reformist scope. Debates over what companionate marriage implied contributed to a rhetorical tradition, well-established today, that links marital reform to godless, ...more
Hardcover, 396 pages
Published May 1st 1927 by Ayer Co Pub
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Jul 19, 2010 Cada rated it it was amazing
This is an out of print book from the 1920s, but if you can obtain a copy--get it! I was amazed that the same issues we face now in the United States regarding societal views on sexuality were pretty much the same back then... Kind of sad too because you would think as a species we would have progressed a little.

Ben B. Lindsey was a judge in Denver, Colorado who presided over both family and juvenile court cases... In a nutshell, he advocated for sex education, birth control, and family planning
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Benjamin Barr Lindsey was an American judge and social reformer. He was a pioneer of the juvenile court system.
He wrote a quite controversial book about a trial marriage system (what he called "companionate marriage").
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