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The Divorce Colony

In April White‘s hands, this slice of Gilded Age history about women who headed west to states with more lenient divorce laws is entertaining and enlightening.

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Review of ‘The Divorce Colony’

When rich women seeking a "migratory divorce" headed west by train to states with more lenient divorce laws in the 1890s—maids, lawyers and multiple wardrobe trunks in tow—they hardly looked like revolutionaries. Yet they started something. Historian April White's exhaustive account, The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier,…

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