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Private Acts in Public Places

A Social History of Divorce in the Formative Era of American Family Law

Private Acts in Public Places( )
Author: Chused, Richard H.
ISBN:978-0-8122-3202-8
Publication Date:Jun 1994
Publisher:University of Pennsylvania Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

Richard H. Chused examines more than 1300 petitions for divorce in Maryland filed during the first half of the nineteenth century. By weaving together information on the legislative handling of these petitions, the voting patterns of the state legislators, and the judicial treatment of related disputes, Chused shows the connections between politics, regional differences, and the development of American family law. His analysis also provides valuable insights into the social history...
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Book Details
Pages:248
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / General
Law / Family Law / Divorce & Separation
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:1.21 Pounds



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