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The history of marriage - Alex Gendler

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Published on Feb 13, 2014

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A white, puffy dress. Eternal love. A joint tax return. Marriage means something different to everyone and has changed over time and across cultures. Alex Gendler traces the history of getting hitched, providing insights on polygamy, same-sex unions and even marriage between the dead and the living.

Lesson by Alex Gendler, animation by Augenblick Studios.

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