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Family History: Inside and Out

20 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013  

Kerry Abrams

University of Virginia School of Law

Date Written: April 12, 2013


This article is a book review written for Michigan Law Review's annual book review issue. It evaluates Joanna Grossman and Lawrence Friedman's 2012 book, Inside the Castle: Law and the Family in the 20th Century. The review praises the book for its breadth and insightful attention to detail while critiquing its focus on the upper middle-class family.

Keywords: family, legal history, marriage, twentieth century

Suggested Citation

Abrams, Kerry, Family History: Inside and Out (April 12, 2013). 111 Michigan Law Review 1001 (2013). Available at SSRN: or

Kerry Abrams (Contact Author)

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