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The importance of being monogamous : marriage and nation building in Western Canada to 1915

Author
Carter, Sarah.
Title
The importance of being monogamous : marriage and nation building in Western Canada to 1915 / Sarah Carter.
Format
Book
Edition
1st ed.
Published
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press ; Athabasca : AU Press, 2008.
Description
xv, 383 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Uniform series
West unbound.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 343-359) and index.
Contents
  • 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
Marriage--Canada--19th century.
Monogamy.
Women history--Canada--19th century.
Social conditions--Canada--19th century.
Mormons.
Indians of North America.
Subject headings
Canada, Western--Social conditions--19th century.
ISBN
9780888644909
0888644906

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
187.1 C26 i5 2008
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute