Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage: Stephanie Coontz: 9780143036678: Books

The Way We Never Were: American Families And The Nostalgia Trap by Stephanie Coontz,

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Historian Stephanie Coontz's A Strange Stirring explores the early 60s context and reception of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique.

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Stephanie Coontz teaches history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA

Dr. Stephanie Coontz's "Marriage, a History" takes readers from the marital intrigues of ancient Babylon to the torments of Victorian lovers, bringing intelligence, perspective, and wit to today’s marital debate. Coontz was the keynote speaker for #WomenEmployed's #TheWorkingLunch last year.

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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…

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Books That Changed My Mind: Isabel Wilkerson (The Warmth of Other Suns) and Stephanie Coontz (The Way We Never Were)

Stephanie Coontz, professor of history and family studies at The Evergreen State College in Olympia WA, director of research and public education at the Council on Contemporary Families and the author of The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (Basic Books, 2016), updates her classic debunking of the history of self-reliance and family structures, myths that still resonate on the campaign trail.

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