Lecture 4 - Soc 120 Marriage and the Family Lecture 4...

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1 Soc 120: Marriage and the Family Lecture 4 History of the U.S. Family I Prof. Elwert Review • Christianity and the early European family • Stable characteristics of the European family • Christian revolution • Limiting strategies of heirship • Some consequences
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2 Reformation (1500+) • Loosened restrictions • Permits closer degrees of marriage • Permits remarriage for widows • Luther: Marriage rises to ideal, no longer second-best • Dissolution of convents ± Mortmain ² lands returns into circulation • English Reformation starts over divorce (Henry VIII) • Anglican church establishes right to divorce, but divorce remains extremely rare until mid-19th Century Aftereffects • The Reformation didn’t make much of a difference for most families for a long time. • No systematic weakening of ecclesiastical (i.e., church) courts in matters of marriage & family until 19th century • Brief exception: French revolution, divorce until 1792 • United States • Adoption forbidden until 19th C (US), 20th C (Europe) • Fostering difficult, orphanages
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3 Overview • U.S. History – Two revolutions – Coverture – Victorian era – Early 20 th century
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