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Great Catastrophe of My Life: Divorce in the Old Dominion (Studies in Legal History)

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From the end of the Revolution until 1851, the Virginia legislature granted most divorces in the state. It did so rarely, however, turning down two-thirds of those who petitioned for them. Men and women who sought release from unhappy marriages faced a harsh legal system buttressed by the political, religious, and communal cultures of southern life. Through the lens of this hostile environment, Thomas Buckley explores with sympathy the lives and legal struggles of those who challenged it.

Based on research in almost 500 divorce files, The Great Catastrophe of My Life involves a wide cross-section of Virginians. Their stories expose southern attitudes and practices involving a spectrum of issues from marriage and family life to gender relations, interracial sex, adultery, desertion, and domestic violence. Although the oppressive legal regime these husbands and wives battled has passed away, the emotions behind their efforts to dissolve the bonds of marriage still resonate strongly.

About the Author

Thomas E. Buckley, S.J., is professor of American religious history at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a member of the doctoral faculty at the Graduate Theological Union. He is editor of If You Love That Lady Don't Marry Her: The Courtship Letters of Sally McDowell and John Miller, 1854-1856.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807853801
Author:
Buckley, Thomas E.
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Buckley, Thomas E.
Author:
Buckley, Thomas E., S.J.
Author:
Thomas E., S.J. Buckley
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Divorce
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Marital conflict
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Law and Legal History; Southern Studies; Women s Studies/Gender Studies; Religious Studies
Subject:
Virginia - Social conditions - 19th century
Subject:
Divorce - Virginia - History - 19th century
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Legal History; Southern Studies; Women s Studies/Gender Studies; Religious Studies
Subject:
southern studies
Subject:
Women s Studies/Gender Studies
Subject:
Religious Studies
Subject:
Law-Legal History
Subject:
Americana-General
Subject:
Southe
Subject:
rn Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Series Volume:
no. 80
Publication Date:
September 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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