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January 9 • 7:00 pm

In this illuminating and thought-provoking examination of the uniquely American institution of marriage, Marcia Zug explores how Americans hold marriage in such high esteem that we push people toward it, reward them for taking part in it, and fetishize its benefits. In You’ll Do, Zug presents “a fresh, engaging social history” (Kirkus Reviews) of marriage, and how we have routinely ignored or excused bad behavior and societal ills in the name of protecting and promoting it.

Virtual: Choose your own price for non-members. Free for members. REGISTER HERE.

Copies of You’ll Do: A History of Marrying for Reasons Other Than Love are available for purchase through the Mark Twain Store; proceeds benefit The Mark Twain House & Museum. Books will be shipped after the event. We regret that we are NOT able to ship books outside the United States as it is cost-prohibitive to do so. _____________________________________________________________

About the Author: Marcia A. Zug is Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina. Her first book, Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches, was published in 2016 and reviewed in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and The Times Literary Supplement.

About the Moderator: Erin Bartram is the Associate Director for Education at The Mark Twain House & Museum. _____________________________________________________________

Virtual author programs are supported by Suzanne Hopgood in the memory of former MTH&M Trustee Frank Lord.


January 9
7:00 pm
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The Mark Twain House & Museum
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