America Love Affair with the White Wedding: 1945-2005

America’s Love Affair with the White Wedding: 1945-2005 by Katherine Jellison

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“What’s white, costs billions of dollars, and embodies the American dream?  For years, a white-gowned bride, multitiered white cake, and shiny gold rings have been the central icons for a grand American tradition that remains vibrant despite changing times.  Now Katherine Jellison  gives us a comprehensive cultural history of American weddings since World War II, examining the development of our precise and expensive standards for celebrating weddings and the staying power of this phenomenon in the face of enormous social, political, and economic upheaval. ” 

-book jacket 

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