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Past, present, and personal : the family and the life course in American history

Author: John Demos
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines the changing nature of the American family including issues of fatherhood, child abuse, adolescence, and old age.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Demos, John.
Past, present, and personal.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1986
(OCoLC)654710965
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Demos
ISBN: 0195037774 9780195037777 0195047664 9780195047660
OCLC Number: 13005529
Description: xiii, 215 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Digging Up Family History: Myths, Realities, and Works-in-Progress --
Images of the Family, Then and Now --
The Changing Faces of Fatherhood --
Child Abuse in Context: An Historian's Perspective --
The Rise and Fall of Adolescence --
Towards a History of Mid-life: Preliminary Notes and Reflections --
Old Age in Early New England --
History of Formation of Social Policy Toward Children: A Case Study --
Index.
Responsibility: John Demos.
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