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The Great Divorce : A Nineteenth-Century Mother's Extraordinary Fight Against Her Husband, the Shakers, and Her Times
by Ilyon Woo


Overview - Ilyon Woo's "The Great Divorce" is a dramatic, richly textured narrative history of early America's most infamous divorce case. A young mother singlehandedly challenged her country's notions of women's rights, family, and marriage itself--all in a bid to win back her kidnapped children from the celibate, religious sect known as the Shakers.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Ilyon Woo's "The Great Divorce" is a dramatic, richly textured narrative history of early America's most infamous divorce case. A young mother singlehandedly challenged her country's notions of women's rights, family, and marriage itself--all in a bid to win back her kidnapped children from the celibate, religious sect known as the Shakers. Pulling together the pieces of this saga from crumbled newspapers, Shaker diaries, and long-forgotten letters, Woo delivers the first full account of Eunice Chapman's epic five-year struggle. A moving story about the power of a mother's love, "The Great Divorce" is also a memorable portrait of a rousing challenge to the values of a young nation.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780802145376
  • ISBN-10: 080214537X
  • Publisher: Grove Press
  • Publish Date: August 2011
  • Page Count: 404
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Religion > Christianity - Shaker
Books > Law > Family Law - Divorce & Separation

 
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