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The Divorce Colony

How Women Revolutionized Marriage and Found Freedom on the American Frontier

April White

Discover the incredible story of the scandalous women who moved to South Dakota in the late 19th century to divorce their husbands and start fresh. Dubbed "The Divorce Colony," Sioux Falls became the destination for spurned women seeking freedom, thanks to the state's lax divorce laws. This book explores the social, political, and personal dramas that unfolded through the stories of four different women. Entertaining and enlightening, The Divorce Colony offers a deeply researched account of these society divorcees who fought to take their lives into their own hands and sparked a national conversation about marriage and divorce.
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