By Nicholas L. Syrett
Although the frequency of kid marriages has declined because the early 20th century, Syrett unearths that the perform used to be traditionally way more common within the usa than is often suggestion. It additionally maintains to today: present estimates point out that nine percentage of residing American ladies have been married sooner than turning eighteen. via 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 gentle at the American public's perceptions of teenagers marrying and the ways in which participants and groups challenged the complicated legalities and cultural norms delivered to the fore whilst underage voters, through selection or coercion, turned husband and wife.
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American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States by Nicholas L. Syrett