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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

New Hampshire
 humanities

Runaway Wives: When Colonial Marriages Failed

When 18th century wives tired of the marriage contract, they could run, but they could not hide. Husbands chased them down via newspaper ads, effectively removing their sources of credit and income. In the vocabulary of the war between the sexes, one reads of surprisingly enduring economic and social barriers to runaway wives. Marcia Schmidt Blaine explores this Colonial era challenge in this illustrated program.
  • Thursday, September 15, 7 PM
  • Old Church Building
  • Light refreshments
  • Everyone welcome.
  • Sponsored by:Piermont Public Library and Piermont Historical Society

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