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Author Woo, Ilyon.

Title The great divorce : a nineteenth-century mother's extraordinary fight against her husband, the Shakers, and her times / Ilyon Woo.

Publication Info. New York : Grove Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  306.89 C466W    Check Shelf
Description 404 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Summary Chronicles the landmark divorce between Eunice Chapman and her alcoholic husband, who, with the help of the Shakers, abducted her three children, resulting in a custody battle that advanced women's rights in the nineteenth century.
Subject Chapman, Eunice, 1778-1863.
Chapman, James, 1763-1852.
Shakers -- New York (State)
Shakers -- Family relationships.
Parental kidnapping -- New York (State) -- Case studies.
Divorce -- New York (State)
Marriage law -- New York (State)
Custody of children -- New York (State)
Women's rights -- New York (State) -- History -- 19th century.
Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780802145376 (paperback)
080214537X (paperback)
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