A New Birth of Marriage: Love, Politics, and the Vision of the Founders

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A New Birth of Marriage: Love, Politics, and the Vision of the Founders

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A New Birth of Marriage provides a history of the changes to marriage throughout the American experience and a theoretical argument for the goodness of the traditional American family in fostering private happiness and the public good.

A New Birth of Marriage argues that the American Founders placed marriage as the cornerstone of republican liberty. The Founders vision of marriage relied on a liberalized form of marital unity that honored human equality, rights, and the beauty of intimate marital love. This vision of marriage remained largely healthy in the culture until the Progressive Era and persisted in law until the 1960s. A New Birth of Marriage vindicates the Founders understanding of marriage and argues that a prudential return toward this understanding is vital to America s political health and Americans private happiness.

Brandon Dabling argues that Founders at the state and national level shaped marriage law to reflect five vital comp