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How the concept of ‘Mail Order Brides’ originated


There are at least two historical events that occurred in the 1800s during the development of new lands in western North America and that gave rise to the term “mail order brides”
1 American men found financial success to develop the western lands, but the only thing missing was the company of a woman. Very few women lived there at the time, so it was difficult for men to settle down and start a family. men used to paste ads to find women who marry them accepted in the West. They tried to attract women who live in the East, men wrote letters to churches and published personal ads in magazines and newspapers.

In contrast, women writing to men and sent them photographs of themselves. The procession was made ??by letter, until she agreed to marry a man she had never met. Many women would like to escape their current lifestyle, increase their financial security and see what life on the frontier could offer. Most of these women were single, but some were widowed, divorced or fugitives.

2. Asian men who came to work abroad in Japan and Korea did the same. The imbalance between the number of women available and the number of men who wanted to find a partner created a demand for immigrant women. As a result of this imbalance, a new system of “picture brides” developed between the Japanese and Korean immigrants.