Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation

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This panoramic view of marriage's political history reveals the national government's profound role in our most private of choices. We commonly think of marriage as a private matter between two people, but in this pioneering history, Nancy F. Cott demonstrates that marriage is and has always been a public institution.

Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation 2002, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674008755

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Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation 2001, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674003200

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