Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America Michael Grossberg

ISBN: 9780807842256

Published: August 1st 1988

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417 pages


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Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America  by  Michael Grossberg

Governing the Hearth: Law and the Family in Nineteenth-Century America by Michael Grossberg
August 1st 1988 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 417 pages | ISBN: 9780807842256 | 8.78 Mb

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 forMorePresenting 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 womens and childrens rights, and fixed more clearly the states 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.



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