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The Resource The great catastrophe of my life : divorce in the Old Dominion, Thomas E. Buckley

The great catastrophe of my life : divorce in the Old Dominion, Thomas E. Buckley

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The great catastrophe of my life : divorce in the Old Dominion
Title
The great catastrophe of my life
Title remainder
divorce in the Old Dominion
Statement of responsibility
Thomas E. Buckley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The state had no divorce code, and the courts lacked jurisdiction. ... Throughout the colonial period and at least until the Civil War, women and men, singly or in groups, sought relief of varied kinds and expressed their views on a host of subjects by petitioning their elected representatives. At each session the lawmakers approved dozens of private bills to assist individuals and communities. ... In our no-fault era the very idea of asking legislators to provide a divorce by private bill boggles the mind. But well into the nineteenth century, Virginia law afforded no other option for desperately unhappy women and men trapped in loveless relationships."--Introduction
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Buckley, Thomas E.
Dewey number
306.89/09755
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ835.V8
LC item number
B83 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in legal history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Divorce
  • Divorce
  • Marital conflict
  • Virginia
Label
The great catastrophe of my life : divorce in the Old Dominion, Thomas E. Buckley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Published ... in association with the American Society for Legal History"--Series t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48871203
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780807853801
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001059840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The great catastrophe of my life : divorce in the Old Dominion, Thomas E. Buckley
Publication
Note
"Published ... in association with the American Society for Legal History"--Series t.p
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-332) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
48871203
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 346 pages
Isbn
9780807853801
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001059840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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