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Author Buckley, Thomas E., 1939- author.

Title The great catastrophe of my life : divorce in the Old Dominion / Thomas E. Buckley.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill ; London : The University of North Carolina Press, [2002].

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 346 pages) : illustrations.
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Series Studies in legal history
Studies in legal history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-332) and index.
Contents Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Petitions; I. Contexts; II. Causes; III. Consequences; Epilogue: Petitioners; Appendix; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary 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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Subject Divorce -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
Chronological Term 19th century
Subject Divorce -- Law and legislation -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
Divorce -- Law and legislation.
Marital conflict -- Virginia -- History -- 19th century.
Marital conflict.
Virginia -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
Social conditions.
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Buckley, Thomas E., 1939- Great catastrophe of my life. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002 0807827126 (DLC) 2001059840 (OCoLC)48871203
ISBN 0807861480 (electronic book)
9780807861486 (electronic book)
9780807827123 (alkaline paper)
0807827126 (alkaline paper)
9780807853801 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0807853801 (paperback ; alkaline paper)
0807827126 (alkaline paper)
0807853801 (paperback ; alkaline paper)