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Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (Studies in Legal History) epub

by Michael Grossberg


Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America (Studies in Legal History) epub

ISBN: 0807842257

ISBN13: 978-0807842256

Author: Michael Grossberg

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; 1st US-3rd Printing edition (August 1, 1988)

Pages: 432 pages

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According to the book, colonial family law was patriarchal in structure, tied closely to the state, and relegated women and .

According to the book, colonial family law was patriarchal in structure, tied closely to the state, and relegated women and children to the control of men. The American Revolution threw the colonial legal system, already under stress from a variety of factors including but not limited to the ability of settlers to leave for new lands, into chaos.

Traditional Anglo-American ways of governing the family were transformed Nineteenth-century changes had a profound effect on both

Traditional Anglo-American ways of governing the family were transformed. By the end of the century a new set of rules, regulations, and practices had acquired the label "domestic relations. Nineteenth-century changes had a profound effect on both. Innovations in family law did much to define the "modern family" as social historians classify the results of the fundamental household developments of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Presenting a new framework for understanding the complex but vital relationship between legal history and the family, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of legal policies on such issues as common law marriage, adoption, and rights for illegitimate children. He shows how legal changes diminished male authority, increased women's and children's rights, and fixed more Presenting a new framework for understanding the complex but vital relationship between legal history and the family, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of legal policies on such issues as common law marriage,.

Download PDF book format. Studies in legal history. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index. Rubrics: Domestic relations United States History. Choose file format of this book to download: pdf chm txt rtf doc. Download this format book. Governing the hearth : law and the family in nineteenth-century America Michael Grossberg. Book's title: Governing the hearth : law and the family in nineteenth-century America Michael Grossberg. Download now Governing the hearth : law and the family in nineteenth-century America Michael Grossberg. Download PDF book format. Download DOC book format. He shows how legal changes diminished male authority, increased women's and children's rights, and fixed more clearly the state's responsibilities in family affairs.

Online version: Grossberg, Michael, 1950- Governing the hearth

Online version: Grossberg, Michael, 1950- Governing the hearth. Domestic relations : a law for Republican families - Broken promises : judges and the law of courtship - Nutial license : the regulation of weddings - Matrimonial limitations: who's fit to wed? - - Contraception and abortion : who controls the womb? - - Bastard rights : recognizing a new family member - Custody rights : who gets the child? - - A judicial patriarchy : family law at the turn of the century. Series Title: Studies in legal history. Responsibility: Michael Grossberg.

Published August 1988. ISBN: 978-0-8078-4225-6. Presenting a new framework for understanding the complex but vital relationship between legal history and the family, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of legal policies on such issues as common law marriage, adoption, and rights for illegitimate children.

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Presenting a new framework for understanding the complex but vital relationship between legal history and the family, Michael Grossberg analyzes the formation of legal policies on such issues as common law marriage, adoption, and rights for illegitimate children. He shows how legal changes diminished male authority, increased women's and children's rights, and fixed more clearly the state's responsibilities in family affairs. Grossberg further illustrates why many basic principles of this distinctive and powerful new body of law--antiabortion and maternal biases in child custody--remained in effect well into the twentieth century.