Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches

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There have always been mail-order brides in America--but we haven't always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride , Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called "Tobacco Wives" of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today's modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore the advantages and disadvantages of mail-order marriage. It's a history of deception, physical abuse, and failed unions. It's also the story of how mail-order marriage can offer women surprising and empowering opportunities. ...

Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches 2016, New York University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814771815

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