By Nicholas L. Syrett
Although the frequency of kid marriages has declined because the early 20th century, Syrett finds that the perform used to be traditionally way more common within the usa than is often idea. It additionally keeps to today: present estimates point out that nine percentage of dwelling American girls have been married sooner than turning eighteen. through interpreting the criminal 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 teenagers marrying and the ways in which contributors and groups challenged the complicated legalities and cultural norms dropped at the fore whilst underage voters, via selection or coercion, grew to become husband and wife.
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American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States by Nicholas L. Syrett