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Object, matrimony : the risky business of mail-order matchmaking on the Western frontier

Author: Chris Enss
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : TwoDot, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"... Contains stories of the origin of the practice and the romantic unions that came about as a result, as well as the disappointments and desertions"--Introd.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Nonfiction
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Enss
ISBN: 9780762773992 0762773995
OCLC Number: 779472240
Description: xiii, 153 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A wife wanted --
Annie Gayle & Horace Knapp --
The Matrimonial news --
An unlikely match --
Left at the station --
Destined for disappointment --
The busy bee club --
Marriage & money --
Annie Stephens & Asa Mercer --
Making matrimony pay --
The bride & the hoarder --
Matrimonial news features --
The murderous mail-order bride --
The New plan company catalog for matrimony --
Without any courting --
"I do" for a price --
Edith Collins & William Moore --
The business of marriage --
Buying for the bride --
The shifty matrimonial agent --
Hannah Gould --
Want-ad brides --
Runaway brides --
Fred Harvey --
Happily ever after.
Responsibility: Chris Enss.

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"... Contains stories of the origin of the practice and the romantic unions that came about as a result, as well as the disappointments and desertions"--Introd.

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