Foreign Brides

Encyclopedia of this Great Plains

Август 12, 2019

David J. Wishart, Editor


The definition of «mail-order bride,» since it pertains to a wedding arranged via communication between US women and men into the Great Plains within the nineteenth century, is mainly a misnomer. Twentieth-century folklore has it that the homesteader could peruse the Sears and Roebuck or Montgomery Ward catalogs and purchase a spouse become brought to their dusty home just like effortlessly as he could purchase a rifle, kitchen stove, or belly cure, you much more interesting. Arranged long-distance wedding existed into the Plains in a selection of communities, took lots of types, and expanded away from a number of social, financial, and social phenomena, but never ever included the literal purchase, purchase, or ownership of females, because the term «mail-order bride» indicates. (далее…)