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At odds : women and the family in America from the Revolution to the present

Author: Carl N Degler
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1981.
Series: Galaxy books
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Degler has written the first general history of women in America for our generation, bringing into historical perspective one climactic question: How is a woman's right to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl N Degler
ISBN: 0195029348 9780195029345 0195026578 9780195026573
OCLC Number: 8986489
Notes: "An Oxford University Press paperback."
Description: xiv, 527 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The emrgence of the modern American family --
Wives and husbands --
Wife and mother --
Women and children --
Inducting children into the social order --
Under stress: families of Afro-Americans and immigrants --
Women challenge the family --
Women in the making of the demographic transition --
Limiting fertility --
Abortion: women's last resort --
Women's sexuality in 19th-century America --
Organizing to control sexuality --
The world is only a large home --
The suffrage fight: the last step was really the first --
Women's work: the first transformation --
Women at work: unions, farms, and professions --
The second transformation in women's work --
Woman's dilemma.
Series Title: Galaxy books
Responsibility: Carl N. Degler.

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"Degler, a Pulitzer-Prize-winning social historian, has written an epochal book about the evolution of the role of women and the family in the United States."--American Journal of Psychiatry"The most Read more...

 
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