Encyclopedia regarding the Great Plains

David J. Wishart, Editor

MAIL-ORDER BRIDES

The expression „mail-order bride,“ since it pertains to a wedding arranged via communication between US people into the Great Plains within the nineteenth century, is mainly a misnomer. Twentieth-century folklore has it that a homesteader could peruse the Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalogs and purchase a spouse become brought to their dusty home in the same way effortlessly as he could purchase a rifle, kitchen stove, or belly remedy, but you a lot more interesting. Arranged marriage that is long-distance within the Plains in a variety of communities, took lots of types, and expanded away from many different social, financial, and social phenomena, but never ever included the literal purchase, purchase, or ownership of females, whilst the term „mail-order bride“ indicates. (Pokračování textu…)

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