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The Resource Buying a bride : an engaging history of mail-order matches, Marcia A. Zug

Buying a bride : an engaging history of mail-order matches, Marcia A. Zug

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Buying a bride : an engaging history of mail-order matches
Title
Buying a bride
Title remainder
an engaging history of mail-order matches
Statement of responsibility
Marcia A. Zug
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There have always been mail-order brides in America--but we haven't always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called "Tobacco Wives" of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities. Drawing on a forgotten trove of colorful mail-order marriage court cases, Zug explores the many troubling legal issues that arise in mail-order marriage: domestic abuse and murder, breach of contract, fraud (especially relating to immigration), and human trafficking and prostitution. She tells the story of how mail-order marriage lost the benign reputation it enjoyed in the Civil War era to become more and more reviled over time, and she argues compellingly that it does not entirely deserve its current reputation. While it is a common misperception that women turn to mail-order marriage as a desperate last resort, most mail-order brides are enticed rather than coerced. Since the first mail-order brides arrived on American shores in 1619, mail-order marriage has enabled women to improve both their marital prospects and their legal, political, and social freedoms. Buying A Bride uncovers this history and shows us how mail-order marriage empowers women and should be protected and even encouraged
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zug, Marcia A
Dewey number
306.82
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ802
LC item number
.Z84 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mail order brides
  • Marriage brokerage
  • Marriage
  • Mail order brides
  • Marriage
  • Marriage brokerage
  • United States
  • Eheschließung
  • Partnervermittlung
  • Versandhandel
  • USA
Label
Buying a bride : an engaging history of mail-order matches, Marcia A. Zug
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mail-order feminism
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Lonely colonist seeks wife
  • The filles du roi
  • Corrections girls and casket girls
  • Well disposed toward the ladies : mail-order brides go west
  • Advertising for love : the rise of matrimonial advertisements
  • Wanted : correspondence
  • Marriage at the border
Control code
ocn926743402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 305 pages
Isbn
9781479882830
Lccn
2016010310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814771815
  • (OCoLC)926743402
Label
Buying a bride : an engaging history of mail-order matches, Marcia A. Zug
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Mail-order feminism
  • Conclusion
  • Introduction
  • Lonely colonist seeks wife
  • The filles du roi
  • Corrections girls and casket girls
  • Well disposed toward the ladies : mail-order brides go west
  • Advertising for love : the rise of matrimonial advertisements
  • Wanted : correspondence
  • Marriage at the border
Control code
ocn926743402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 305 pages
Isbn
9781479882830
Lccn
2016010310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814771815
  • (OCoLC)926743402

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