Great Expectations (Paperback)Elaine Tyler May (author)
Paperback 208 Pages
During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the divorce rate in the United States rose by a staggering 2,000 percent. To understand this dramatic rise, Elaine Tyler May studied over one thousand detailed divorce cases. She found that contrary to common assumptions, divorce was not simply a by-product of women's increasing economic and sexual independence, or a rebellion against marriage. Rather, thwarted hopes for fulfillment in the public sphere drove both men and women to wed at a greater rate and to bring higher expectations to their marriages.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 284 g
Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 1 mm
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