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By Nicholas L. Syrett

so much within the usa most likely affiliate the idea that of the kid bride with the mores and practices of the far-off prior. yet Nicholas L. Syrett demanding situations this assumption in his sweeping and occasionally stunning background of younger marriage in the United States. targeting younger women and girls--the most typical underage spouses--Syrett tracks the marital heritage of yank minors from the colonial interval to the current, chronicling the debates and ethical panics concerning those unions.

Although the frequency of kid marriages has declined because the early 20th century, Syrett finds that the perform was once traditionally way more common within the usa than is usually proposal. It additionally maintains to today: present estimates point out that nine percentage of dwelling American girls have been married earlier than turning eighteen. by way of reading the felony and social forces that experience labored to curtail early marriage in America--including the efforts of women's rights activists, advocates for kid's rights, and social workers--Syrett sheds new mild at the American public's perceptions of youngsters marrying and the ways in which members and groups challenged the complicated legalities and cultural norms delivered to the fore whilst underage voters, via selection or coercion, grew to become husband and wife.

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