Ep10 – Mail Order Brides

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They’ve been arriving from afar for centuries, but you won’t find them on Amazon with two-day shipping. We are wrapping up season 1 with the long and sorted history of mail-order brides. Who were the first mail-order brides? What circumstances sparked this phenomenon? And how has the mail-order bride industry changed over time?

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Bommersbach, Jana. “Mail-Order Brides: Rosy-Cheeked Girls Stamp out Loneliness in the West.” True West Magazine, True West Magazine, 3 Aug. 2015, truewestmagazine.com/mail-order-brides/.“Go West, Young Woman!” Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institute, 2018, postalmuseum.si.edu/Mail-OrderBrides/whenandwhere.html.
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Ep09 – Sex & Marriage: Slavery in Early America

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This week, we explore what sex, courtship, and marriage was like for enslaved Africans in 18th and 19th century America. How were those who had no control over their destiny able to find love? What effect did the system of slavery have on family structure and gender roles? All this and more will be answered in this episode.

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Sources:

Bibb, Henry, and Charles J. Heglar. The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb: An American Slave. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2001. Print. https://spartacus-educational.com/USASmarriage.htm.
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Hallam, Jennifer. “The Slave Experience: Men, Women & Gender.” Thirteen, Educational Broadcasting Corporation, 2004, www.thirteen.org/wnet/slavery/experience/gender/history2.html.
Handley-Cousins, Sarah. “A Tragic Reality.” National Museum of Civil War Medicine, The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 24 Mar. 2018, www.civilwarmed.org/a-tragic-reality/.
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Schwartz, Marie Jenkins. “Good Breeders.” Slate, The Slate Group LLC, 24 Aug. 2015, www.slate.com/articles/life/the_history_of_american_slavery/2015/08/how_enslaved_women_s_sexual_health_was_contested_in_the_antebellum_south.html.
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