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As long as we both shall love : the white wedding in postwar America

Author: Karen M Dunak
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Provides a nuanced history of the American wedding and its celebrants.


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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen M Dunak
ISBN: 9780814737811 0814737811
OCLC Number: 1062286987
Notes: Formerly CIP.
Description: 1 volume
Contents: CONTENTSAcknowledgments viiIntroduction 11. "Linking the Past with the Future" 13Origins of the Postwar White Wedding2. "The Same Thing That Happens to All Brides" 44Luci Johnson, the American Public, and the White Wedding3. "Getting Married Should Be Fun" 75Hippie Weddings and Alternative Celebrations4. "Lots of Young People Today Are Doing This" 102The White Wedding Revived5. "It Matters Not Who We Love, Only That We Love" 134Same-Sex WeddingsConclusion 169Notes 183Bibliography 223Index 239About the Author 244
Responsibility: Karen M. Dunak.


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"In this well-researched and often entertaining examination of the symbolic meaning of the wedding ceremony in the post-WWII US, historian Dunak (Muskingum Univ.) argues that the evolution of Read more...

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