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Stephanie Coontz

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A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s

A Strange Stirring-Stephanie Coontz


Stephanie Coontz's Marriage, A History: What Tradition?

50 Years of The Feminine Mystique: Stephanie Coontz


Marriage, a History: From Obedience to Intimacy, or How Love Conquered Marriage: Stephanie Coontz: 9780670034079


The Not-So-Good Old Days

1950's & 1960's -- "You can’t just stroll through the past, picking what you like and skipping what you don’t, as if eras were menus, and you pick one from column A and one from column B... Whether someone would want to return to a particular time depends on socioeconomic class, age, sex, race and health... " Stephanie Coontz on poignant stories about the discrimination readers lived through as blacks, women, gay people - while it was much easier for working-class fathers to support a…


Just when the clamor over “traditional” marriage couldn’t get any louder, along comes this groundbreaking book to ask, “What tradition?” In Marriage, a History, historian and marriage expert Stephanie Coontz takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers to demonstrate how recent the idea of marrying for love is—and how absurd it would have seemed to most of our ancestors. It was when marriage moved into the emotional sphere in the nineteenth…