The End of Marriage: Adultery in the 19th Century


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The Oneida Community Mansion House will host a discussion on Sunday, February 19, at 1 pm, entitled “The End of Marriage! Adultery in the 19th Century,” with historian Carol Faulkner about popular and official 19th century attitudes about marriage and adultery. Faulkner contends that while official society condemned adultery and polyamorous relationships many reformers condemned marriage itself.

Faulkner, the author of Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in 19th-Century America and Women’s Radical Reconstruction, is Professor of History in the Maxwell School of Syracuse University.

General admission to the program is $7 for adults and $3 for students with ID. (Members of the Oneida Community Mansion House are admitted for no additional donation.)

The Oneida Community Mansion House is located at 170 Kenwood Avenue, Oneida. This event is supported in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant.

For further information, call (315) 363-0745 or click here.

Photo provided by Oneida Community Mansion House.

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