Title

Engagement rings are barbaric

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-8-2013

Abstract

Margaret Brinig was quoted in the Salon magazine article Engagement rings are barbaric

By Shannon Rupp

"The real reason for engagement rings wasn’t lost on people of that era, however, as legal scholar Margaret Brinig noted when she researched the history of breach of promise laws. With the abolition of those laws in the 1930s came an increase in the sales of engagement rings to the masses."