Wednesday, February 29, 2012 - 3:00am

In today’s Academic Minute, Monmouth University's Katherine Parkin examines a fading American custom that made it acceptable for a woman to propose marriage. Parkin is an associate professor of American history at Monmouth and author of “ 'Glittering Mockery': Twentieth-Century Leap Year Marriage Proposals," which appeared in the Journal of Family History. Find out more about her here. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.

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