Full Product DetailsAuthor: Elizabeth H. Pleck
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Dimensions: Width: 15.20cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 22.90cm
ISBN 10: 0226671046
Publication Date: 26 June 2012
Audience: College/higher education , Undergraduate , Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Publisher's Status: Active
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At a time when forty percent of children are born to unmarried couples, this book gives desperately needed historical perspective to the most profound, consequential development in private life of the past half century: the explosive growth of cohabitation outside of wedlock. Elizabeth Pleck not only explains how a phenomenon that sixty years ago was derided as 'living in sin' became the norm, she comments forcefully and utterly convincingly about how law and public policy have failed to take account of a fundamental shift in American life. (Steven Mintz, Columbia University)
Elizabeth H. Pleck is professor emerita of history, human development, and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has edited nine books about the history of American families. Her most recent book is Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England.
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