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Great Expectations: Marriage and Divorce in Post-Victorian America

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During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the divorce rate in the United States rose by a staggering 2,000 percent. To understand this dramatic rise, Elaine Tyler May studied over one thousand detailed divorce cases. She found that contrary to common assumptions, divorce was not simply a by-product of women's increasing economic and sexual independence, or ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published February 15th 1983 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1980)
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Actually, not American religious history, but rather American history. I just don't have a straight up history shelf.
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Elaine advised my dissertation; her work on 20th century families influenced all my research and teaching on families.
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