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Carlson, Allan C.

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Works: 52 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 5,289 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Allan C Carlson
The "American way" : family and community in the shaping of the American identity by Allan C Carlson( Book )

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "American Way," Allan Carlson's episodic history of the last century, shows how our nation's identity has been shaped by carefully constructed images of the American family and the American home. From the surprisingly radical measures put forth by Theodore Roosevelt to encourage stable, large families, to the unifying role of the image of the home in assimilating immigrants, to the "maternalist" activists who attempted to transform the New Deal and other social welfare programs into vehicles for shoring up traditional family life, Carlson convincingly demonstrates the widespread appeal exerted by the images of family and community. Carlson also shows how a family- and faith-centered discourse anchored Henry Luce's publishing enterprise and even American foreign policy during the Cold War."--Jacket
Family questions : reflections on the American social crisis by Allan C Carlson( Book )

7 editions published between 1943 and 1991 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conjugal America : on the public purposes of marriage by Allan C Carlson( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conjugal America will be central to the new debate on marriage and its purposes. This book sees the current moment as an opportunity to revitalize a necessary institution that has recently been abused and neglected and reinstate it as the primary source of commitment and care in the modern world."--Jacket
The new agrarian mind : the movement toward decentralist thought in twentieth-century America by Allan C Carlson( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collectively labeled the New Agrarians to distinguish them from the simpler Jeffersonianism of the nineteenth century, they shared a coherent set of goals that were at once socially conservative and economically radically." "The story of these independent thinkers remains significant. The New Agrarians represented a serious attempt by modern America to create a "third way" in politics, one not easily fit onto the conventional left-right spectrum. Agrarian influences can be traced in the crafting of 1950s conservatism as well as the forging of the environmental movement in the 1970s. This book will be of significant interest to political scientists, economists, literary scholars, and sociologists."--Jacket
Fractured generations : crafting a family policy for twenty-first-century America by Allan C Carlson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Allan Carlson makes clear in Fractured Generations, no nation can progress, or even survive, without a durable family system. The family is the source of life and the crucible of character that makes liberty possible. Contemporary family policy represents an attempt to counter the negative forces of the last four decades so as to restore the natural family to its necessary place in American life. Fractured Generations chapters follow the life course of the human family - marriage; the birth of children; infant and toddler care; schooling; building a home; crafting a durable family economy; and elder care. This is a passionate and well-reasoned appeal for a return to the institution that is the last best hope for America's future: the family."--Jacket
The natural family where it belongs : new Agrarian essays by Allan C Carlson( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume holds to the remarkable thesis that agrarianism is alive in twenty-first century America and--if not exactly well--showing clear and enticing prospects for the future. It also emphasizes the evident bond of the healthy, natural family to an agrarian--or agrarian-like--household, where the 'sexual' and the 'economic' are merged through marriage and child-bearing and where the family is defined in considerable measure by its material efforts"--
Godly seed : American evangelicals confront birth control, 1873-1973 by Allan C Carlson( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an ironic twist, American evangelical leaders are joining mainstream acceptance of contraception. Godly Seed: American Evangelicals Confront Birth Control, 1873-1973, examines how mid-twentieth-century evangelical leaders eventually followed the mainstream into a quiet embrace of contraception, complemented by a brief acceptance of abortion. It places this change within the context of historic Christian teaching regarding birth control, including its origins in the early church and the shift in arguments made by the Reformers of the sixteenth century. The book explores the demographic effects of this transition and asks: did the delay by American evangelicals leaders in accepting birth control have consequences? At the same time, many American evangelicals are rethinking their acceptance of birth control even as a majority of the nation's Roman Catholics are rejecting their church's teaching on the practice. Raised within a religious movement that has almost uniformly condemned abortion, many young evangelicals have begun to ask whether abortion can be neatly isolated from the issue of contraception. A significant number of evangelical families have, over the last several decades, rejected the use of birth control and returned decisions regarding family size to God. Given the growth of the evangelical movement, this pioneering work will have a large-scale impact. - Publisher
The Swedish experiment in family politics : the Myrdals and the interwar population crisis by Allan C Carlson( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural family : a manifesto by Allan C Carlson( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlson and Mero examine why the family is in crisis, the ways in which the natural family is the source of culture and freedom, and what families can do to preserve the most fundamental and wholesome relationship on earth. Assured that human nature is on their side, Carlson and Mero can be both realistic about the family's plight and relentlessly optimistic. The Natural Family: A Manifesto is a road map, especially for the young, for rebuilding a culture of freedom, joy, and love. -- BOOK JACKET
Third ways : how Bulgarian greens, Swedish housewives, and beer-swilling Englishmen created family-centered economies-- and why they disappeared by Allan C Carlson( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Freewheeling capitalism or collectivist communism: when it came to political-economic systems, did the twentieth century present any other choice? Does our century? In Third Ways, social historian Allan Carlson tells the story of how different thinkers from Bulgaria to Great Britain created economic systems during the twentieth century that were by intent neither capitalist nor communist. Unlike fascists, these seekers were committed to democracy and pluralism. Unlike liberal capitalists, they refused to treat human labor and relationships as commodities like any other. And unlike communists, they strongly defended private property and the dignity of persons and families. Instead, the builders of these alternative economic systems wanted to protect and renew the "natural" communities of family, village, neighborhood, and parish. They treasured rural culture and family farming and defended traditional sex roles and vital home economies." "Carlson's book takes a fresh look at distributism, the controversial economic project of Hilaire Belloc and G.K. Chesterton which focused on broad property ownership and small-scale production; recovers the forgotten thought of Alexander Chayanov, a Russian economist who put forth a theory of "the natural family economy"; discusses the remarkable "third way" policies of peasant-led governments in post-World War I Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania; recounts the dramatic and largely unknown effort by Swedish housewives to defend their homes against radical feminism; relates the iconoclastic ideas of economic historian Karl Polanyi, including his concepts of "the economy without markets" and "the great transformation"; and praises the efforts by European Christian Democrats to build a moral economy on the concept of homo religious - "religious man."" "Finally, Carlson's work explains why these efforts - at times rich in hope and prospects ultimately failed, often with tragic results. The tale inspires wistful regret over lost opportunities that, if seized, might have spared tens of millions of lives and forestalled or avoided the blights of fascism, Stalinism, socialism, and the advent of the servile state. And yet the book closes with hope, enunciating a set of principles that could be used today for invigorating a "family way" economy compatible with an authentic, healthy, and humane culture of enterprise."--Jacket
From cottage to work station : the family's search for social harmony in the Industrial Age by Allan C Carlson( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers a fresh interpretation of American social history, emphasizing the vital role of the family and household autonomy and the joint threats to the family imposed by industrial organization and the state. Carlson shows that the United States - rather than being "born modern" as a progressive consumerist society - was in fact founded as an agrarian society composed of independent households rooted in land, lineage and hierarchy. It also explains how the social effects of industrialization, particularly the "great divorce" of labor from the home, has been a defining issue in American domestic life, from the 1850s to the present. The book critically examines five distinct strategies to restore a foundation for family life in industrial society, drawing on the insights of Frederic Laplay, Carle Zimmerman, and G.K. Chesterton and outlines the necessary basis for family life. Family survival depends on the creation of meaningful, "pre-modern" household economies. As the author explains, "both men and women are called home to relearn the deeper meaning of the ancient words, husbandry and housewifery."
The family in America : searching for social harmony in the industrial age by Allan C Carlson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carlson argues that family survival continues to be of paramount importance today. He critically examines five distinct strategies to restore a foundation for family life in industrial society, drawing on the insights of Frederic LePlay, Carle Zimmerman, and G.K. Chesterton. Carlson shows that family survival depends on the creation of meaningful, "pre-modern" household economies. This new edition includes an introduction by Allan Carlson, detailing the continued press of the industrial process onto the American family structure since initial publication of the book in 1993"--Jacket
Family cycles : strength, decline and renewal in American domestic life, 1630-2000 by Allan C Carlson( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Allan C. Carlson identifies and examines four distinct cycles of strength or weakness of American family systems. This distinctly American family model includes early and nearly universal marriage, high fertility, close attention to parental responsibilities, complementary gender roles, meaningful intergenerational bonds, and relative stability. Notably, such traits distinguish the 'strong' American family system from the 'weak' European model (evident since 1700), which involves late marriage, a high proportion of the adult population never married, significantly lower fertility, and more divorces. The author shows that these cycles of strength and weakness have occurred, until recently, in remarkably consistent fifty-year swings in the United States since colonial times. The book{u2019}s chapters are organized around these 50-year time frames. There have been four family cycles of strength and decline since 1630, each one lasting about one hundred years. The author argues that fluctuations within this cyclical model derive from intellectual, economic, cultural, and religious influences, which he explores in detail, and supports with considerable evidence."--Provided by publisher
Family and civilization by Carle C Zimmerman( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Family and Civilization, the distinguished Harvard sociologist Carle Zimmerman demonstrates the close and causal connections between the rise and fall of different types of families and the rise and fall of civilizations, particularly ancient Greece and Rome, medieval and modern Europe, and the United States. Zimmerman traces the evolution of family structure from tribes and clans to extended and large nuclear families to the smaller, often broken families of today. And he shows the consequences of each structure for the bearing and rearing of children, for religion, law, and everyday life, and for the fate of civilization itself." "Originally published in 1947, this compelling analysis predicted many of today's controversies and trends concerning youth violence and depression, abortion and homosexuality, the demographic collapse of the West, and the displacement of peoples. This new edition, part of ISI Books' Background series, has been edited and abridged by James Kurth of Swarthmore College. It includes essays on the text by Kurth and Bryce Christensen and an introduction by Allan C. Carlson." ""This book was amazingly prescient when it was first published, and, like all genuinely prescient works, its insights into the future derived from a profound comprehension of the past. The republication of one of the twentieth century's most important social scientific works is an event to be celebrated.""--Jacket
The Family : is it just another lifestyle choice? by Jon Davies( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The natural family : bulwark of liberty by Allan C Carlson( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sixty years ago, the UN declared the family to be the "natural and fundamental" unit of society. Today, many people are unsure as to what the word "family" even means. In response to this confusion, The Natural Family: Bulwark of Liberty defines the family based on universal human experience. Insisting, without apology, on the reality of the "natural family," the manifesto issues a personal call to men and women to rediscover this fundamental source of life, joy, and freedom.Carlson and Mero frankly admit that those who should have defended marriage were asleep when the full-scale assault on the family began in the 1960s. Even more seriously, most of them joined the assault by eventually adopting the very assumptions--philosophical, social, and economic--which almost extinguished the family's traditional legal and social privileges. "Family values" is now an empty slogan for those with some nostalgic attachment to the family, but who have no idea what the family really is.Carlson and Mero examine why the family is in crisis, the ways in which the natural family is the source of culture and freedom, and what families can do to preserve the most fundamental and wholesome relationship on earth. Assured that human nature is on their side, Carlson and Mero can be both realistic about the family's plight and relentlessly optimistic about the future. The Natural Family is a road map, especially for the young, for rebuilding a culture of freedom, joy, and love. "Perhaps the most succinct, thorough, and impressive pro-family argument yet made." ?BOOKLIST"--Provided by publisher
Culture and crime by Allan C Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fertility gap : recrafting American population policy for a depopulating world by Allan C Carlson( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man of the house : a handbook for building a shelter that will last in a world that is falling apart by C. R Wiley( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is your plan for the end of the world as we know it? How will you protect the people you love? What will you leave to them when you are gone? The good news is this is not the first time the world has ended. What's more, men were made for times like these. And the men of the past--the good ones, anyway--have left us a plan to follow. They built houses to last--houses that could weather a storm. This book contains their plan. -- back cover
Taking parenting public : the case for a new social movement by Sylvia Ann Hewlett( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Parenting Public makes a compelling case that parenting has become dangerously undervalued in America today. It calls for a new investment-both personal and public-into the work of raising children and argues that we are all 'stockholders' in the next generation. With a foreword by Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Cornel West, Taking Parenting Public crosses boundaries to bring together thinkers from diverse fields spanning the political spectrum. It features contributions from distinguished experts in economics, political science, public policy, child development, public health, history, and the
 
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The "American way" : family and community in the shaping of the American identity
Alternative Names
Allan C. Carlson Amerikaans auteur

Allan C. Carlson US-amerikanischer Historiker und Autor

Carlson, Allan.

Carlson, Allan 1949-

Carlson, Allan C.

Carlson, Allan Constantine.

Karlson, Alan

Карлсон, Алан

آلن سی. کارلوس نویسنده و تاریخ‌نگار آمریکایی

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Family questions : reflections on the American social crisisConjugal America : on the public purposes of marriageThe new agrarian mind : the movement toward decentralist thought in twentieth-century AmericaFractured generations : crafting a family policy for twenty-first-century AmericaGodly seed : American evangelicals confront birth control, 1873-1973The natural family : a manifestoThird ways : how Bulgarian greens, Swedish housewives, and beer-swilling Englishmen created family-centered economies-- and why they disappearedFrom cottage to work station : the family's search for social harmony in the Industrial Age