Download PDF by Joseph M. Hawes, Elizabeth F. Shores: The Family in America: An Encyclopedia (2 Volumes) (American

By Joseph M. Hawes, Elizabeth F. Shores

ISBN-10: 1576072320

ISBN-13: 9781576072325

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ISBN-13: 9781576077030

A precis compendium surveying the function and dynamics of the kinfolk through the centuries of U.S. background. Minority households, future health, sexuality, kinfolk theorists, faith, customs and rites of passage, vacations, laws and complaints, a dead ringer for the kinfolk in pop culture: theses are only a number of the immense array of issues lined.

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For example, female labor force participation and college attendance rates were increasing; age at first marriage was rising. Many liberal physicians, clergy, academics, and others, recognizing the inevitability of abortion, began to advocate abortion reform.

Most famously, Mme. Restell, the “female physician,” prominently advertised her abortion practice and abortifacients in urban newspapers for thirty-five years (Mohr 1978, 48–52). ” Young white women beginning to enter the workforce and married women concerned about adjusting family size to urbanizing settings took advantage of this information. Leaders of the emergent women’s rights movement in the nineteenth century publicly expressed negative views of abortion, especially their belief that the practice was degrading to women.

The family is society’s most basic and oldest institution. Because it is so old and so familiar, it has become the object of serious scholarly study only recently. Consequently there are few reference works pertaining specifically and directly to the family in the United States. It is our hope that this volume will be a useful corrective to that lack. Joseph M. Hawes Editor Elizabeth Shores Assistant Editor Page xxvi Page xxvii Introduction Because of the recent dramatic increase in scholarship about the family in the United States, there is a need for a reference work that will make the principal findings of these scholarly studies available in a convenient, readily accessible format.

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