The Social History of the American Family: An Encyclopedia

Editors: Ganong, Lawrence H. and Coleman, Marilyn J.
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: SAGE Publications

Single-User Purchase Price: $763.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $1144.50
ISBN: 978-1-45-228616-7
Category: History - United States -- History
Image Count: 201
Book Status: Available
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The four volumes of The Social History of the American Family explore the vital role of the family as the fundamental social unit across the span of American history.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • List of Articles
  • Reader's Guide
  • About the Editors
  • List of Contributors
  • Introduction
  • Chronology
  • A
  • AARP
  • Abortion
  • Acculturation
  • ADC/AFDC
  • Addams, Jane
  • Adler, Alfred
  • Adolescence
  • Adolescent and Teen Rebellion
  • Adolescent Pregnancy
  • Adoption, Closed
  • Adoption, Grandparents and
  • Adoption, International
  • Adoption, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People and
  • Adoption, Mixed-Race
  • Adoption, Open
  • Adoption, Second Parents and
  • Adoption, Single-Parents and
  • Adoption Laws
  • Advertising and Commercials, Families in
  • Advice Columnists
  • African American Families
  • Agnostics
  • Alan Guttmacher Institute
  • Alcoholism and Addiction
  • Alimony and Child Support
  • Almshouses
  • AMBER Alert
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Family Association
  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • American Home Economics Association
  • “Anchor Babies”
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Anorexia
  • Arranged Marriage
  • Artificial Insemination
  • Asian American Families
  • Assimilation
  • Assisted Living
  • Assisted Reproduction Technology
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Atheists
  • Attachment Parenting
  • Attachment Theories
  • Automobiles
  • B
  • Baby Boom Generation
  • Baby M
  • Baby Showers
  • Bandura, Alfred
  • Baptism
  • Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Barbie Dolls
  • “Best Interests of the Child” Doctrine
  • Bettelheim, Bruno
  • Birth Control Pills
  • Birth Order
  • Birthday Parties
  • Blogs
  • Books, Adult Fiction
  • Books, Adult Nonfiction
  • Books, Children's
  • Boomerang Generation
  • Bowen, Murray
  • Bowlby, John
  • Boy Scouts
  • Brazelton, T. Berry
  • Breadwinner-Homemaker Families
  • Breadwinners
  • Breastfeeding
  • Bronfenbrenner, Urie
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Budgeting
  • Bulimia
  • Bullying
  • C
  • Camp Fire Girls
  • Caregiver Burden
  • Caring for the Elderly
  • Catholicism
  • CD-ROMs
  • Cell Phones
  • Center for Missing and Exploited Children
  • Central and South American Immigrant Families
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Advocate
  • Child Care
  • Child Custody
  • Child Health Insurance
  • Child Labor
  • Child Safety
  • Child Study Association of America
  • Child Support
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Childhood in America
  • Childless Couples
  • Child-Rearing Experts
  • Child-Rearing Manuals
  • Child-Rearing Practices
  • Children's Aid Society
  • Children's Beauty Pageants
  • Children's Bureau
  • Children's Defense Fund
  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
  • Children's Rights Movement
  • Children's Television Act
  • Chinese Immigrant Families
  • Christening
  • Christianity
  • Christmas
  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
  • Circumcision
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Civil Unions
  • Cocooning
  • Cohabitation
  • Collectivism
  • Comic Strips
  • Commercialization and Advertising Aimed at Children
  • Common Law Marriage
  • Communes
  • Community Property
  • Companionate Marriage
  • Conflict Theory
  • Constitution, U.S.
  • Constructionist and Poststructuralist Theories
  • Contraception: IUDs
  • Contraception: Morning-After Pills
  • Contraception and the Sexual Revolution
  • Cooperative Extension Service
  • Coparenting
  • Council on Contemporary Families
  • Courtship
  • Covenant Marriage
  • Credit Cards
  • C-Sections
  • Cult of Domesticity
  • Cults
  • Cultural Stereotypes in Media
  • Curfews
  • Custody and Guardianship
  • D
  • Date Nights
  • Dating
  • Dating Web Sites
  • Day Care
  • Deadbeat Dads
  • Death and Dying
  • Defense of Marriage Act
  • Delinquency
  • Demographic Changes: Age at First Marriage
  • Demographic Changes: Aging of America
  • Demographic Changes: Cohabitation Rates
  • Demographic Changes: Divorce Rates
  • Demographic Changes: Zero Population Growth/Birthrates
  • Department Stores
  • Desegregation in the Military
  • Digital Divide
  • Direct Home Sales
  • Disability (Children)
  • Disability (Parents)
  • Discipline
  • Disney/Disneyland/Amusement Parks
  • Divorce and Religion
  • Divorce and Separation
  • Domestic Ideology
  • Domestic Masculinity
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dowries
  • Dr. Phil
  • Dr. Ruth
  • DREAM Act
  • Dreikurs, Rudolf
  • Drive-Ins
  • Dual-Income Couples/Dual-Earner Families
  • E
  • Earned Income Tax Credit
  • Easter
  • eBay
  • Ecological Theory
  • Education, College/University
  • Education, Elementary
  • Education, High School
  • Education, Middle School
  • Education, Postgrad
  • Education, Preschool
  • Education/Play Balance
  • Egalitarian Marriages
  • Elder Abuse
  • E-Mail
  • Emerging Adulthood
  • Empty Nest Syndrome
  • Engagement Parties
  • Engagement Rings
  • Equal Rights Amendment
  • Erectile Dysfunction Pills
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Taxes
  • Ethnic Enclaves
  • Ethnic Food
  • Evangelicals
  • Every Child Matters
  • Evolutionary Theories
  • Extended Families
  • F
  • Facebook
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Families and Health
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Family Businesses
  • Family Consumption
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Development Theory
  • Family Farms
  • Family Housing
  • Family Life Education
  • Family Mediation/Divorce Mediation
  • Family Medicine
  • Family Planning
  • Family Research Council
  • Family Reunions
  • Family Service Association of America
  • Family Stress Theories
  • Family Therapy
  • Family Values
  • Fatherhood, Responsible
  • Father's Day
  • Fathers’ Rights
  • Feminism
  • Feminist Theory
  • Fertility
  • Film, 1930s
  • Film, 1940s
  • Film, 1950s
  • Film, 1960s
  • Film, 1970s
  • Film, 1980s
  • Film, 1990s
  • Film, 2000s
  • Film, 2010s
  • Film, Silent
  • First Generation
  • Flickr
  • Focus on the Family
  • Food Shortages and Hunger
  • Food Stamps
  • Foster Care
  • Foster Families
  • Fragile Families
  • Freud, Sigmund
  • Frontier Families
  • Frozen Food
  • Functionalist Theory
  • Funerals
  • G
  • Games and Play
  • Gated Communities
  • Gatekeeping
  • Gay and Lesbian Marriage Laws
  • Gender Roles
  • Gender Roles in Mass Media
  • Genealogy and Family Trees
  • Generation Gap
  • Generation X
  • Generation Y
  • Genetics and Heredity
  • German Immigrant Families
  • Gesell, Arnold Lucius
  • Girl Scouts
  • Godparents
  • Grandparenting
  • Grandparents Day
  • Grandparents’ Rights
  • Great Awakening
  • Great Society Social Programs
  • Green Card Marriages
  • Groves Conference on Marriage and the Family
  • H
  • Half-Siblings
  • Hall, G. Stanley
  • Hanukkah
  • Head Start
  • Health Care Power of Attorney
  • Health of American Families
  • Healthy Marriage Initiative
  • Higher Education Act
  • Hite Report
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Hochschild, Arlie
  • Holt, Luthor
  • Home Economics
  • Home Health Care
  • Home Mortgage Deduction
  • Homelessness
  • Homemaker
  • Homestead Act
  • Hooking Up
  • Household Appliances
  • Housing Crisis
  • Housing Policy
  • Human Genome Project
  • I
  • Immigrant Families
  • Immigration Policy
  • Incest
  • Indian (Asian) Immigrant Families
  • Individualism
  • Industrial Revolution Families
  • Infertility
  • Information Age
  • Inheritance
  • Inheritance Tax/Death Tax
  • In-Laws
  • Intensive Mothering
  • Interfaith Marriage
  • Intergenerational Transmission
  • Internet
  • Internet Pornography, Child
  • Interracial Marriage
  • Intersex Marriage
  • Interventions
  • Irish Immigrant Families
  • Islam
  • It Takes a Village Proverb
  • Italian Immigrant Families
  • J
  • Japanese Immigrant Families
  • Judaism and Orthodox Judaism
  • K
  • Kindergarten
  • Kinsey, Alfred (Kinsey Institute)
  • Korean Immigrant Families
  • Kwanzaa
  • L
  • Language Brokers
  • Later-Life Families
  • Latino Families
  • Learning Disorders
  • Leisure Electronics
  • Leisure Time
  • Levittown
  • Life Course Perspective
  • Living Apart Together
  • Living Together Apart
  • Living Wage
  • Love, Types of
  • M
  • MADD
  • Magazines, Children's
  • Magazines, Women's
  • “Mama's Boy” and “Daddy's Girl”
  • Marital Division of Labor
  • Marketing to and Data Collection on Families/Children
  • Maslow, Abraham
  • Masters and Johnson
  • Maternity Leaves
  • McDonald's
  • Me Decade
  • Mead, Margaret
  • Mealtime and Family Meals
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Melting Pot Metaphor
  • Mental Disorders
  • Merger Doctrine
  • Mexican Immigrant Families
  • Middle East Immigrant Families
  • Middle-Class Families
  • Midlife Crisis
  • Midwestern Families
  • Military Families
  • Million Man March
  • Minimum Wage
  • Minuchin, Salvador
  • Miscegenation
  • Mommy Wars
  • Montessori
  • Mother's Day
  • Mothers in the Workforce
  • Moynihan Report
  • Multigenerational Households
  • Multilingualism
  • Multiple Partner Fertility
  • Multiracial Families
  • Music in the Family
  • Myspace
  • Myth of Motherhood
  • N
  • National Affordable Housing Act
  • National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • National Center on Elder Abuse
  • National Child Labor Committee
  • National Council on Family Relations
  • National Partnership for Women and Families
  • Native American Families
  • Natural Disasters
  • Natural Families
  • Nature Versus Nurture Debate
  • New Deal
  • New Fatherhood
  • No-Fault Divorce
  • Nuclear Family
  • Nursing Homes
  • O
  • Obesity
  • Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • One Percent, The
  • Online Shopping
  • Open Marriages
  • Orphan Trains
  • Other Mothers
  • Overmothering
  • P
  • Palimony
  • Parent Education
  • Parent Effectiveness Training
  • Parental Controls
  • Parental Supervision
  • Parenting
  • Parenting Plans
  • Parenting Styles
  • Parents as Teachers
  • Parents Without Partners
  • Passover
  • Paternity Leaves
  • Paternity Testing
  • Patriachal Terrorism
  • Personal Computers
  • Personal Computers in the Home
  • Persons of Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters
  • Pets
  • PFLAG
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Polio
  • Polish Immigrant Families
  • Polyamory
  • Polygamy
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Poverty and Poor Families
  • Poverty Line
  • Power of Attorney
  • Preferential Treatment
  • Prenatal Care and Pregnancy
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • PREP Program
  • PREPARE/ENRICH Programs
  • Problem Child
  • Prohibition
  • Promise Keepers
  • Promise Rings
  • Protestants
  • Psychoanalytic Theories
  • Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906
  • Q
  • Quinceañera Ceremonies
  • R
  • Radio: 1920 to 1930
  • Radio: 1931 to 1950
  • Radio: 1951 to 1970
  • Rape
  • Rational Choice Theory
  • Reading to Children
  • Reality Television
  • Relational Dialectics
  • Religious Holidays
  • Religiously Affiliated Schools
  • Remarriage
  • Retirement
  • Richards, Ellen
  • Rituals
  • Rockwell, Norman
  • Roe v. Wade
  • Rogers, Carl
  • Runaways and Homeless Youth
  • Rural Families
  • S
  • Saints Days
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Satir, Virginia
  • School Shootings/Mass Shootings
  • Segregation
  • Self-Help, Culture of
  • Separate Sphere Ideology
  • Sex Information and Education Council of the United States
  • Shakers
  • Shared Custody
  • Sharia Law
  • Shelters
  • Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Protection Act of 1921
  • Shopping Centers and Malls
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Single-Parent Families
  • Skinner, B. F.
  • Skype
  • Slave Families
  • Smart Marriages Conferences
  • Soccer Moms
  • Social Exchange Theory
  • Social Fatherhood
  • Social History of American Families: Colonial Era to 1776
  • Social History of American Families: 1777 to 1789
  • Social History of American Families: 1790 to 1850
  • Social History of American Families: 1851 to 1900
  • Social History of American Families: 1901 to 1920
  • Social History of American Families: 1921 to 1940
  • Social History of American Families: 1941 to 1960
  • Social History of American Families: 1961 to 1980
  • Social History of American Families: 1981 to 2000
  • Social History of American Families: 2001 to the Present
  • Social Mobility
  • Social Security
  • Society for Research in Child Development
  • Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
  • Southern Families
  • Southwestern Families
  • Speed Dating
  • Spock, Benjamin
  • Sports
  • Standard North American Family
  • Standard of Living
  • Stay-at-Home Fathers
  • Stepchildren
  • Stepfamilies
  • Stepfamily Association of America
  • Stepparenting
  • Stepsiblings
  • Student Loans/College Aid
  • Suburban Families
  • Suicide
  • Sun City and Retirement Communities
  • Sunday School
  • Supermarkets
  • Surrogacy
  • Swaddling
  • Sweet Sixteen
  • Swinging
  • Symbolic Interaction Theory
  • Systems Theory
  • T
  • Tabula Rasa
  • TANF
  • Technology
  • Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Telephones
  • Television
  • Television, 1940s
  • Television, 1950s
  • Television, 1960s
  • Television, 1970s
  • Television, 1980s
  • Television, 1990s
  • Television, 2000s
  • Television, 2010s
  • Television for Children
  • Temperance
  • Tender Years Doctrine
  • Texting
  • Thanksgiving
  • Theater
  • Third Wave Feminism
  • Tossed Salad Metaphor
  • Toys
  • Trailer Parks
  • Transgender Marriage
  • Trusts
  • Truth in Lending Act of 1968
  • Twenty-Four-Hour News Reporting and Effect on Families/Children
  • Twitter
  • U
  • Uniform Parentage Act
  • Union Families
  • Urban Families
  • Utopian Experiments and Communities
  • V
  • Vacations
  • Valentine's Day
  • Video Games
  • Vietnam War
  • Vietnamese Immigrant Families
  • W
  • War on Poverty
  • War on Terror
  • Watson, John B.
  • Wealthy Families
  • Wedding Showers
  • Weddings
  • Weekends
  • Welfare
  • Welfare Reform
  • Westward Expansion
  • Wet Nursing
  • White Flight
  • White House Conference on Families
  • “White Trash”
  • Widowhood
  • Wife Battering
  • Wii
  • Wills
  • Work and Family
  • Working Mothers
  • Working-Class Families/Working Poor
  • WPA
  • Y
  • YMCA
  • YouTube
  • Yuppies
  • YWCA
  • Primary Documents
  • 1619: Transport of Children to Virginia
  • 1621: Transport of Women to Virginia to Be Wives
  • 1633: Will of Samuel Fuller
  • 1636: The Laws Against Sexual Misconduct in the Plymouth Colony
  • 1642: Massachusetts Bay School Laws
  • 1656: Poem: In Reference to Her Children
  • 1682: An Epistle to the Household of Faith
  • 1712: About the Duties of Husbands and Wives (From “A Well-Ordered Family”)
  • 1712: Duties of Children to Parents
  • 1713: Diary of Cotton Mather Family Deaths
  • 1724: Of Education in Virginia
  • 1733: The Declaration, Dying Warning and Advice of Rebekah Chamblit
  • 1741: The Manner of the Children's Spending Their Time at the Orphan House in Georgia
  • 1759: William Penn's Counsel and Advice to His Wife and Children
  • 1768: An Aged Father's Advice to His Son
  • 1773: Letter Philip Vickers Fithian Plantation Tutor
  • 1782: Letters From an American Farmer
  • 1790: Reflections on Parental Care and Filial Duty
  • 1790: On Early Marriage
  • 1818: Manner of Conducting Sunday Schools
  • 1818: Common Book of Prayer Marriage Ceremony
  • 1820: American Domestic Cookery
  • 1822: Description of Worker Conditions at Manufactory in Humphreysville, Connecticut
  • 1828: Constitution of Phillips Academy
  • 1832: Excerpts From Gustave de Beaumont's Marie or Slavery in the United States
  • 1834: Should Females Be Employed in Cookery?
  • 1839: Trials of a Housekeeper
  • 1840: Every Family Is a Little State, or Empire Within Itself …
  • 1844: Idleness in Our City
  • 1844: Views of Matrimony
  • 1857: Description of the Conditions of Schools in Ohio
  • 1860: Homes of the Slaves
  • 1862: Homestead Act
  • 1875: Government Lands
  • 1875: Confirmation at the Synagogue
  • 1875: Chapter 1 From Biography of a Slave
  • 1880: Mother and Father
  • 1882: The Debate: Continuation of the Cannon-Campbell Contest in the House
  • 1882: “Higher Culture of Women” in American Etiquette and Rules of Politeness
  • 1888: Wealthiest Colored Family in America: “The Lincoln Heirs”
  • 1889: Finding His Family
  • 1892: Divorce Made Easy
  • 1893: Slaves of Indians
  • 1894: Report of the Grand Ronde Agency From the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for the Grand Ronde Indians in Oregon
  • 1898: Changing a Bad Indian Into a Good One
  • 1898: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Childhood Christmas
  • 1900: Emma Jenkins Writes About the Garey Family Overland Trip From Missouri to California 1850 to 1852
  • 1901: The Kind of Wife I Should Choose for My Son, the Kind of Husband I Should Choose for My Daughter
  • 1901: Love, Courtship, and Marriage
  • 1902: The Trials and Tribulations of a Debutante
  • 1902: Showers of All Kinds
  • 1903: The Parents’ Corner: Duties of a Godmother
  • 1903: Seven Miles of Wedding Rings
  • 1904: The Shakers of Shirley
  • 1904: Athletics and Collateral Activities in Secondary Schools
  • 1905: Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs: Patents and Allotments
  • 1905: Child Training
  • 1906: Wilbur M. Swett Letter Describing the Aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
  • 1906: The Pure Food and Drug Act
  • 1906: Paupers Growing Fewer
  • 1907: Marriage and Divorce
  • 1907: What Is a Child
  • 1907: Christening of a Greek Child at a Russian Greek Orthodox Church
  • 1907: Love Proves Superior to Law's Decrees
  • 1909: Leaders of Women's Christian Temperance Union
  • 1910: Traditions of the Home Life and Training of Omaha Indian Children
  • 1910: Dowries of the East Side
  • 1910: Meaning of Census Terms
  • 1910: Reformed Judaism: A Plan for Its Reconstruction
  • 1910: Great Work Being Done on Omaha School Play Grounds
  • 1912: Amazing System of Teaching Young Children
  • 1912: Jane Addams: Foremost Citizen of Chicago
  • 1913: Get an Automobile—If You Can
  • 1913: Babies: What to Do to Make ‘Em Healthy
  • 1913: How the Camp Fire Girls Are Preparing for Sex Equality
  • 1913: Special Classes for Special Children
  • 1914: Joint Resolution to Create Mother's Day
  • 1915: Seven Years in Jail for Being a Mother!—Law and Society Attack Young Girl
  • 1915: Separate Colleges for Women Criticised
  • 1915: In the Wilderness
  • 1916: Are Children's Parents Their Worst Enemies?
  • 1916: Ten Commandments Are the Civil and Religious Laws of Community
  • 1916: Mrs. Mary Ann Taylor-Dixon 91st Birthday
  • 1916: No Wedding Bells, No Trouseau in the Latest Way of Mating
  • 1916: Keating-Owen Child Labor Act
  • 1917: Home Economics Work to Be Emphasized
  • 1917: The Case for Birth Control
  • 1918: New England City Has Boy Scouts
  • 1918: Letters From “Our Boys”
  • 1919: Negro Welfare Association
  • 1919: What Is a “Good Wife”?
  • 1919: Health Talks by Dr. Wm. Brady
  • 1919: Americanization Begins at Home—With Mother
  • 1920: Another Victory for Prohibition Forces
  • 1920: Some Seder Sentiments
  • 1920: If He Talks in His Sleep—It Isn't True
  • 1920: Confirmation of Large Class at Catholic Church
  • 1921: Ceremony of Jewish Circumcision Held Sunday
  • 1921: Sheppard-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act
  • 1922: Can Science Determine Your Baby's Career Before It Can Talk?
  • 1935: Social Security Act
  • 1938: Fair Labor Standards Act
  • 1939: Democracy in Negro Education
  • 1942: Lowering the Draft Age to 18
  • 1943: Wartime Employment of Boys and Girls
  • 1954: Japanese-American Evacuation Claims
  • 1954: Brown v. Board of Education Decision
  • 1960: “Migrant Children Need Day Care and Other Welfare Services”
  • 1964: Civil Rights Act
  • 1965: Amendments to the Social Security Act
  • 1967: Loving v. Virginia
  • 1968: The American Negro and the Program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children
  • 1972: Joint Resolution to Create Father's Day
  • 1978: White House Conference on Families—Statement Announcing the Conference
  • 1986: Children's Defense Fund Report—Adolescent Pregnancy: Whose Problem Is It?
  • 1990: Children's Television Act of 1990
  • 1994: Testimony of Parents of Disabled Children
  • 1996: Defense of Marriage Act
  • 2000: The Role of Technology in America's Schools
  • 2001: Youth Violence—A Report of the Surgeon General
  • 2009: Cyberbullying and Other Online Safety Issues for Children
  • 2012: Statement in the Aftermath of the Sandy Hook School Shootings
  • 2012: More About Vaccines
  • Glossary
  • Resource Guide
  • Appendix. America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2012
  • Photo Credits