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Author Smith, Merril D., 1956-

Title Breaking the bonds : marital discord in Pennsylvania, 1730-1830 / Merril D. Smith.

Imprint New York : New York University Press, 1991.

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Description 1 online resource (xv, 225 pages) : illustrations.
Series The American social experience series ; 21
American social experience series ; 21.
Note Based on the author's thesis (doctoral--Temple University).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
Contents Introduction: the "Open question" of marriage -- Dissolving matrimonial bonds: divorce in the new republic -- Weaving the bonds: husbands' and wives' expectations of marriage -- "If we forsook prudence": sexuality in troubled marriages -- "Cruel and barbarous treatment": the forms and meaning of spouse abuse -- Runaways: "Wilful and malicious desertion" -- For a maintenance: the economics of marital discord -- Conclusion: unraveling the bonds.
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Subject Divorce -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Divorce -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Marriage -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Marriage -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 1700-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Merril D., 1956- Breaking the bonds. New York : New York University Press, 1991 0814779344 (DLC) 91005061 (OCoLC)24319649
ISBN 0585081166 (electronic bk.)
9780585081168 (electronic bk.)
9780814779347 (alk. paper)
0814779344 (alk. paper)
0814779344 (alk. paper)