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Jane Grey SwisshelmAn Unconventional Life, 1815-1884$
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Sylvia D. Hoffert

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780807828816

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert

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A Marriage Fraught with Conflict

A Marriage Fraught with Conflict

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(p.33) Chapter Two A Marriage Fraught with Conflict
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Jane Grey Swisshelm
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Sylvia D. Hoffert

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807875889_hoffert.5

After more than twenty years of marriage, Jane Grey Swisshelm left her husband after finding herself desperately unhappy with her marriage. Her husband and his family constantly campaigned to convince her to convert to Methodism but Jane did not concede in giving up her Covenanter beliefs. This chapter discusses the factors that prompted Jane to begin thinking in a systematic way about the general condition of married women in America.

Keywords:   marriage, Methodism, Covenanter, married women, America

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