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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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Bringing into historical perspective the critical conflict between woman's right to equality of opportunity and the demands of the family, Degler shows how the modern family has been shaped by women's search for greater autonomy.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Čubrilović, Familie : 19. Jh.-
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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Bringing into historical perspective the critical conflict between woman's right to equality of opportunity and the demands of the family, Degler shows how the modern family has been shaped by women's search for greater autonomy.

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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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