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How did South Dakota's divorce destination history change how we see matrimony in America?

Lori Walsh

The interview posted above is from SDPB's daily public affairs show, In the Moment with Lori Walsh.

Author and historian April White tells the story of daring 19th century women who moved west, at least temporarily, seeking laws that offered freedom over their own destinies.

They braved tabloid coverage and social shunning as they demanded autonomy. In the process, they changed how America understood women, men, and matrimony.

April White's book is called The Divorce Colony. It's in stores and available for online ordering now.

Lori Walsh is the host and senior producer of In the Moment.
Chris is a producer for In the Moment.