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Author Grossman, Joanna L.

Title Inside the castle [electronic resource] : law and the family in 20th century America / Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman.

Imprint Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011.

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 443 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-422) and index.
Contents pt. 1. Tying the knot : marriage and promises to marry -- Marriage and the state -- Marriage, law, and society : a tangled web -- Common-law marriage -- The end of heart balm -- pt. 2. Anything goes : marriage in a permissive age -- The rise of sexual freedom -- Cohabitation -- Same-sex relationships -- pt. 3. When the music stops : dissolving a marriage and the aftermath -- Untying the knot : divorce and annulment -- Dollars and sense : the economic consequences of divorce -- Collateral damage : the children of divorce -- pt. 4. The old and the new generation -- The extended family : elder law and the law of inheritance -- Parents and children : rights and duties -- Who do we belong to? Parentage and the law -- Chosen people : adoption and the law.
Summary Inside the Castle is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. Joanna Grossman and Lawrence Friedman show how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American family. Women and children have gained rights and powers, and novel forms of family life have emerged. The family has more or less dissolved into a collection of independent individuals with their own wants, desires, and goals. Modern family law, as always, reflects the brute social and cultural facts of family life. The story of family law in the twentieth century i.
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Subject Domestic relations -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Marriage law -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Parent and child (Law) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Children -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Friedman, Lawrence M. (Lawrence Meir), 1930-
Other Form: Print version: Grossman, Joanna L. Inside the castle. Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011 9780691149820 (DLC) 2011002661 (OCoLC)698361321
ISBN 9781400839773 (electronic bk.)
1400839777 (electronic bk.)