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Author Harris, Leslie J., 1978-
Title State of the marital union : rhetoric, identity, and nineteenth-century marriage controversies / Leslie J. Harris.
Imprint Waco : Baylor University Press, [2014]

Author Harris, Leslie J., 1978-
Subject Marriage -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: marriage and the nation -- Abuse, murder, and discipline in marriage -- Constituting the divorced citizen and saving the nation -- Polygamy and the relics of barbarism -- Free love, licentiousness, and civic identity -- Miscegenation and the future of civilization -- Conclusion: state of the (marital) union.
Summary From Private Wife to Public Woman.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781481300537 (electronic bk.)
1481300539 (electronic bk.)
1306945232 (ebk)
9781306945233 (ebk)
OCLC # 883632354
Additional Format Print version: Harris, Leslie J., 1978- State of the marital union 9781481300513 (DLC) 2013048779 (OCoLC)867715752

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