Encyclopedia of this Great Plains

Encyclopedia of this Great Plains

David J. Wishart, Editor

MAIL-ORDER BRIDES

The definition of «mail-order bride,» since it pertains to a wedding arranged via communication between US men and women into the Great Plains within the nineteenth century, is mostly a misnomer. Twentieth-century folklore has it that the homesteader could peruse the Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalogs and purchase a spouse become sent to his doorstep that is dusty just effortlessly as he could purchase a rifle, kitchen kitchen stove, or belly remedy, but you much more interesting. Arranged marriage that is long-distance within the Plains in a variety of communities, took a number 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. Читать далее «Encyclopedia of this Great Plains»