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Published: 03 November 2016

296 Pages | 12 illus.


ISBN: 9780190627317

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Charity and Sylvia

A Same-Sex Marriage in Early America

Rachel Hope Cleves

  • This award-winning book overturns conventional notions that same-sex marriage is new. It presents evidence that the union between Charity and Sylvia was regarded as a marriage or something like it in the early nineteenth century.
  • This is the only history of a marriage between two American women before the Civil War.
  • The book draws on new and seldom-studied sources to add an unknown story to our limited knowledge of LGBT history in early America.