The importance of being monogamous : marriage and nation building in Western Canada to 1915
The importance of being monogamous : marriage and nation building in Western Canada to 1915 / Sarah Carter.
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press ; Athabasca : AU Press, 2008.
xv, 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Uniform series
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-359) and index.
- Creating, challenging, imposing, and defending the marriage "fortress"
- Customs not in common : The monogamous ideal and diverse marital landscape of Western Canada
- Making newcomers to Western Canada monogamous
- "A striking contrast...where perpetuity of union and exclusiveness is not a rule, at least not a strict rule" : Plains aboriginal marriage
- The 1886 "traffic in Indian girls" panic and the foundation of the federal approach to Aboriginal marriage and divorce
- Creating "semi-widows" and "supernumerary wives" : Prohibiting plygamy in Prairie Canada's Aboriginal communities
- "Undigested, conflicting and inharmonious" : Administering first nations marriage and divorce.
- Kinsey subjects
Women history--Canada--19th century.
Social conditions--Canada--19th century.
Indians of North America.
- Subject headings
Canada, Western--Social conditions--19th century.