DUTY OVER LOVE: CHARGES OF CRUELTY IN ANTEBELLUM DIVORCE In Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America, Robin C. Sager looks at over 1500 divorce cases from Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin from 1840 to 1860 and argues that antebellum Americans understood and valued their marriages in terms of gend....
Silver, Lindsay A.
"Marital Cruelty In Antebellum America,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 18
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