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The great divorce : a nineteenth-century mother's extraordinary fight against her husband, the Shakers, and her times

Author: Ilyon Woo
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the landmark divorce between Eunice Chapman and her alcoholic husband, who, with the help of the Shakers, abducted her three children, resulting in a custody battle that advanced women's rights in the nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Named Person: Eunice Chapman; James Chapman; Eunice Chapman; James Chapman
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilyon Woo
ISBN: 9780802119469 0802119468
OCLC Number: 491922845
Description: 404 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Part I: Faith --
Part II: Trial --
Part III: Reward --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Ilyon Woo.

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Woo's "The Great Divorce" is the dramatic, richly textured narrative history of one of early America's most infamous divorce cases, when a young mother single-handedly challenged her country's  Read more...

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Ilyon Woo s "The Great Divorce" is much more than a fascinating account of a woman s trailblazing battle for her children. By delving so deeply into the sources, Woo brings the past to life in all Read more...

 
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