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The American Family: From Obligation to Freedom

The American Family: From Obligation to Freedom

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Traces the movement from mutualism to individualism in the context of American family life. Families survived or even flourished during colonization, Revolution, slavery, immigration and economic upheaval. In the past century, prosperity created a culture devoted to pleasure and individual fulfilment.

Author: David Peterson Del Mar
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Published: 11/30/2011
Pages: 211
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 9.10h x 6.00w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780230337459

Review Citation(s):
Choice 06/01/2012

About the Author
DAVID DEL MAR Assistant Professor at Portland State University, USA, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, USA. His previous books include What Trouble I Have Seen: A History of Violence against Wives (Harvard, 1996) and Beaten Down: A History of Interpersonal Violence in the West (University of Washington, 2001).

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