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Inside the castle : law and the family in 20th century America

Author: Joanna L Grossman; Lawrence M Friedman
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inside the Castle is a comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. Joanna Grossman and Lawrence Friedman show how vast, oceanic changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American family. Women and children have gained rights and powers, and novel forms of family life have emerged. The family has more or less dissolved into a collection of independent individuals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grossman, Joanna L.
Inside the castle.
Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011002661
(OCoLC)698361321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joanna L Grossman; Lawrence M Friedman
ISBN: 9781400839773 1400839777
OCLC Number: 751983184
Awards: Winner of Langum Prize for Historical Literature (Legal History) 2011
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 443 pages)
Contents: pt. 1. Tying the knot : marriage and promises to marry --
Marriage and the state --
Marriage, law, and society : a tangled web --
Common-law marriage --
The end of heart balm --
pt. 2. Anything goes : marriage in a permissive age --
The rise of sexual freedom --
Cohabitation --
Same-sex relationships --
pt. 3. When the music stops : dissolving a marriage and the aftermath --
Untying the knot : divorce and annulment --
Dollars and sense : the economic consequences of divorce --
Collateral damage : the children of divorce --
pt. 4. The old and the new generation --
The extended family : elder law and the law of inheritance --
Parents and children : rights and duties --
Who do we belong to? Parentage and the law --
Chosen people : adoption and the law.
Responsibility: Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman.

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A comprehensive social history of twentieth-century family law in the United States. It shows how vast changes in society have reshaped and reconstituted the American family.  Read more...

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Co-Winner of the 2011 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Legal History, The Langum Charitable Trust "The history of American law is the story of the American family. The book describes how the Read more...

 
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