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Love and Marriage in the 21st Century

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05/02/2018

Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath looks at the transformation of marriage over the past century from a traditional contract between families to one that celebrates idealization in the form of “true love,” and suggests why the latter may be harder to fulfill than many thought.

First Wednesdays is supported in part by the National Life Group Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

The Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Essex Junction are held at Brownell Library unless otherwise noted.  The National Life Group Foundation and the Vermont Department of Libraries are the statewide underwriters of First Wednesdays. “America in a New, More Dangerous World” is underwritten by Vermont Council on World Affairs. Brownell Library is underwritten by Brownell Library Foundation; The Essex Agency Inc.; Kolvoord, Overton and Wilson; and RETN.

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