Tamara HarevenTamara Kern Hareven (May 10, 1937 – October 18, 2002) was a social historian who wrote extensively on the history the family and the effects of social changes on family lives. Her books include ''Families, History and Social Change'' and ''Aging and Generational Relations''.
Born in Chernivtsi, Romania (now Ukraine), and of Jewish origin, she died of kidney failure at the age of 65.
She did her BA at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1960 and followed that with an MA in Medieval Jewish history at the University of Cincinnati in 1962. She completed her PhD at Ohio State University in American history with a dissertation on Eleanor Roosevelt, published as ''Eleanor Roosevelt: An American Conscience''(1968). She worked with her PhD advisor John H. Bremner and others on ''Children and Youth in America'', a seminal three volume collection that launched the field of the history of childhood. She was among the founders in North America of the history of the family as a serious field of study. She taught at Dalhousie University in Canada briefly before moving to Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1973, while at Clark, she organized a major international conference on the History of the Family. An outgrowth of the conference, a newsletter focused on th history of the family developed into the ''Journal of Family History'' in 1975. She later played a role in establishing ''The History of the Family: An International Quarterly.'' Her support for the work of younger scholars was a strong and consistent part of her career. In the early 1980s she was a Fulbright Scholar in Japan, which led to her last book, ''The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing traditional Industry.'' In 1988 she became Unidel Professor at the University of Delaware. Provided by Wikipedia