Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-332) and index.
Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Petitions; I. Contexts; II. Causes; III. Consequences; Epilogue: Petitioners; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
From the end of the Revolution until 1851, Virginia legislature turned down two-thirds of all petitions for divorce. Men and women faced a harsh legal system. In this book, Thomas Buckley explores the lives and legal struggles of those who challenged it.
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