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Love, Marriage, and Citizenship in Early 20th Century America

Date and Time: June 23, 2022, 7:00 PM CT

Location: Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka
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When exactly did the expectations about love and marriage become cemented in American society? The path to marriage wasn't always romantic dinners, over-the-top proposals, and destination weddings. A great cultural shake-up occurred in the early 20th century when arranged marriages to immigrant "picture brides" became popular. While arranged marriage in America was not uncommon, the conversations that resulted from this practice revealed a societal fascination with love, romance, and race that informed ideas of democratic marriage. This talk looks at the role marriage has played during this time as a cultural and legal institution. Presented by Kathryn Vaggalis.

Sponsored by: Topeka Genealogical Society

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Cynthia Cruz
(785) 249-8040
http://www.tgstopeka.org

 

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