Table of contents for Conjugal America : on the public purposes of marriage / Allan Carlson.

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Introduction                                         1
1. Children as the First Purpose of Mariage          5
2. Two Becoming One Flesh: Marriage as the          23
Union of the Sexual and the Economic
3.  "Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace":         41
The Communal Nature of Marriage
4.  Standing for Liberty: Marriage Virtue,          59
and the Political State
5. "Conjugal Happiness" and the American Style:     79
The Special Relationship between Marriage and the
American Experience
6. The Necessity of Maniage Policy                  97

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Marriage Government policy United States, Marriage Religious aspects Christianity, Human reproduction Religious aspects Christianity, Religion and politics United States