Synopses & Reviews
The American family has undergone a series of transformations from its socially sanctified role as the center of society to today's private, independent unit. The authors explain just how the family has adapted and endured these changes.
"The authors vividly evoke a diversity of family patterns and experiences among racial and ethnic groups, including Afro-American slave kinship networks. They discuss how changes wrought in working-class families by the agricultural and industrial revolutions, the Great Depression and WW II affected family roles and relationships." Publishers Weekly
"A useful text for history and sociology courses, this is also valuable as an overview of a relatively new field." Library Journal
About the Author
Steven Mintz is associate professor of history at the University of Houston. He is married to Susan Kellogg.
Susan Kellogg is Associate Professor and Chair of the History Department at the University of Houston, Texas. She is coauthor of Domestic Revolutions: A Social History of American Family Life.