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Building and breaking families in the American West

Author: Glenda Riley
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1996.
Series: Calvin P. Horn lectures in Western history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The American West has had the highest divorce rate in the world from the 1870's to the present. In examining why marriages dissolve so frequently in the West, this volume is the first to explore the topic in a systematic, scholarly manner. It looks at a wide range of courtship and marriage practices among Anglos, Native Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans. In studying men and women across cultural and ethnic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Riley, Glenda, 1938-
Building and breaking families in the American West.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)654273597
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenda Riley
ISBN: 0826317197 9780826317193 0826317200 9780826317209
OCLC Number: 33245156
Description: xi, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Courting and committing --
Marrying : for better or worse? --
Intermarrying : why so difficult? --
Separating, deserting, divorcing.
Series Title: Calvin P. Horn lectures in Western history and culture.
Responsibility: Glenda Riley.

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The American West has had the highest divorce rate in the world from the 1870's to the present. In examining why marriages dissolve so frequently in the West, this volume is the first to explore the topic in a systematic, scholarly manner. It looks at a wide range of courtship and marriage practices among Anglos, Native Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans. In studying men and women across cultural and ethnic lines, Riley argues that traditions often overlapped each other but never gave rise to widely accepted norms. Riley devotes separate chapters to each phase in the life cycle of relationships - courting, the fusing and rending factors influencing marriage, the difficulties of intermarrying, and the dissolving of unions through separation, desertion, and divorce. She finds that family conflict occurred across cultures throughout the West when traditions clashed and people were unwilling or unable to blend beliefs or practices.

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