The Divorce Colony, by April White

Staff Pick

While South Dakota might come to mind as a socially progressive state, White's study brings us back to the Gilded Age when it was a safe haven for women getting out of bad marriages and other, even worse, situations. For those obsessed with this era, this book is a peek beyond the lavish society balls into what women had to do to claim their agency--and it's a vivid reminder of how far we've come.



The Divorce Colony: How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier By April White Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306827662
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Published: Hachette Books - June 14th, 2022