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The Resource Building and breaking families in the American West, Glenda Riley

Building and breaking families in the American West, Glenda Riley

Label
Building and breaking families in the American West
Title
Building and breaking families in the American West
Statement of responsibility
Glenda Riley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The American West has had the highest divorce rate in the world from the 1870's to the present. In examining why marriages dissolve so frequently in the West, this volume is the first to explore the topic in a systematic, scholarly manner. It looks at a wide range of courtship and marriage practices among Anglos, Native Americans, Hispanics, and African Americans. In studying men and women across cultural and ethnic lines, Riley argues that traditions often overlapped each other but never gave rise to widely accepted norms. Riley devotes separate chapters to each phase in the life cycle of relationships - courting, the fusing and rending factors influencing marriage, the difficulties of intermarrying, and the dissolving of unions through separation, desertion, and divorce. She finds that family conflict occurred across cultures throughout the West when traditions clashed and people were unwilling or unable to blend beliefs or practices
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Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Riley, Glenda
Dewey number
306.85/0978
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ535
LC item number
.R55 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Calvin P. Horn lectures in western history and culture
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  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Frontier and pioneer life
Label
Building and breaking families in the American West, Glenda Riley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Courting and committing -- Marrying : for better or worse? -- Intermarrying : why so difficult? -- Separating, deserting, divorcing
Control code
33245156
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780826317193
Lccn
95041743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Building and breaking families in the American West, Glenda Riley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Courting and committing -- Marrying : for better or worse? -- Intermarrying : why so difficult? -- Separating, deserting, divorcing
Control code
33245156
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 204 pages
Isbn
9780826317193
Lccn
95041743
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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