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ISBN: 0803289693
Author: Glenda Riley
Language: English
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press (July 28, 1997)
Pages: 262
Category: Americas
Subcategory: History
Rating: 4.7
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In Divorce, Glenda Riley provides an intriguing history of marital breakdown in America . Divorce has become an American tradition, Riley concludes, and it will continue to be so, laws or religious prohibitions to the contrary.

Riley describes how the Puritans broke radically with British tradition, treating marriage as a civil matter, after the fashion of Luther and Calvin, and granting civil divorce almost two centuries before England.

According to Glenda Riley, the historical conflict between anti-divorce and pro-divorce factions has prevented the . I found this book to be eye opening. It shocked me to discover that widespread divorce is a particularly American institution, and has been for nearly 400 years.

According to Glenda Riley, the historical conflict between anti-divorce and pro-divorce factions has prevented the development of effective. As a person who works with people in marital crisis, I found this information life changing. For example, by the 1600s, the Puritan divorce laws were far more lax than English law.

Riley describes how the Puritans broke radically with British tradition, treating marraige as a civil matter, after the fashion of Luther and Calvin, and granting civil divorce almost two centuries before England. In 1639, Puritans in Massachusetts granted the first divorce in America, to Mrs. James Luxford, on grounds of bigamy (she was awarded Mr. Luxford's property and he was fined, placed in the stocks, then banished to England).

According to Glenda Riley, the historical conflict between anti-divorce and pro-divorce factions has prevented the development of effective, beneficial divorce laws, procedures, and policies. Today we still lack processes that move spouses out of unworkable marriages in a constructive fashion and get them back into the mainstream of life in a stable, productive condition.

Divorce: An American Tradition. This book is great for its broad tracing of divorce laws, statistics, and attitudes about divorce from the British colonies to the end of the twentieth century

Divorce: An American Tradition. According to Glenda Riley, the historical conflict between anti-divorce and pro-divorce factions has prevented the development of effective, beneficial divorce laws, procedures, and policies. This book is great for its broad tracing of divorce laws, statistics, and attitudes about divorce from the British colonies to the end of the twentieth century. Because it is such a broad survey, not every minutiae is included and sometimes there is confusion because Riley is not always clear about where or when her evidence is coming from.

Divorce : an American tradition. by. Riley, Glenda, 1938-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Divorce - United States - History, Divorce. New York : Oxford University Press. Uploaded by Tracey Gutierres on March 3, 2014. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).

Glenda Riley (1 January 1997). Divorce: An American Tradition. Good intentions gone awry : no-fault divorce and the American family. Lanham, M. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-0-8032-8969-7.

Further Reading: Sioux Falls Divorce Colony Money versus Morality: The Divorce Industry of Sioux Falls by Connie Develder Schaffer Divorce: An American Tradition by Glenda Riley Back When Divorcing Was Hard, Some States Found a Way to Profit Till Divorce Do Us Part Th. .

Further Reading: Sioux Falls Divorce Colony Money versus Morality: The Divorce Industry of Sioux Falls by Connie Develder Schaffer Divorce: An American Tradition by Glenda Riley Back When Divorcing Was Hard, Some States Found a Way to Profit Till Divorce Do Us Part The Divorce Seekers: A Photo Memoir of a Nevada Dude Wrangler by William L. McGee.

Divorce: An American Tradition by Glenda Riley. Divorce: An American Tradition by Glenda Riley. Indiana Magazine of History.

According to Glenda Riley, “the historical conflict between anti-divorce and pro-divorce factions has prevented the development of effective, beneficial divorce laws, procedures, and policies. Today we still lack processes that move spouses out of unworkable marriages in a constructive fashion and get them back into the mainstream of life in a stable, productive condition.” Her pioneering historical overview offers proposals for dealing with a subject that now pertains to nearly half of all marriages.

Comments:

Gann
This is a book you must have if you care about divorce in America. I found this book to be eye opening. It shocked me to discover that widespread divorce is a particularly American institution, and has been for nearly 400 years. As a person who works with people in marital crisis, I found this information life changing.

For example, by the 1600s, the Puritan divorce laws were far more lax than English law. Puritans followed the Dutch pattern of making marriage a civil matter, thereby allowing several reasons for divorce including adultery, desertion, "total neglect of duty," impotence, and consanguinity.

By the 1700s, prior to the Revolutionary War, the British were alarmed at the colonists' divorce rate. Several states were forced to tighten their laws and had to rescind divorces granted in prior years.

By the 1800s the divorce rate was so high in America that Europeans expressed shock and dismay. Long before Reno, the state of Indiana was the divorce mecca of America.

World War 2 saw a major spike in the divorce rate.

Long before feminism, the Pill, and no-fault divorce, America had a divorce culture. Professor Glenda Riley explains her theory as to why this is so.

This is a landmark survey of American divorce. There have been several academic books written about the ever-changing laws, statistics, and attitudes, but most were written prior to 1969 long before no-fault divorce began to sweep state legislatures.
Burirus
Reads well and some of the statistics and anecdotes are helpful for my research on how children of parental divorce are affected

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