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

"This book is designed not only to tell the story of American women and the American family over the last two centuries, but to show as concretely and analytically as possible how the interaction has shaped the family and the life of women down to the present."-- Preface.

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Main Author: Degler, Carl N.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Emergence 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
  • Women's Dilemma
  • Notes
  • Index.