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A Companion to Post-1945 America by Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

By Jean-Christophe Agnew, Roy Rosenzweig

A better half to Post-1945 the USA is an unique number of 34 essays by means of key students at the background and historiography of Post-1945 America.

  • Covers society and tradition, humans and events, politics and international policy
  • Surveys and evaluates the easiest scholarship on each very important period and topic
  • Includes e-book assessment part on crucial readings

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The key feature of the nuclear family model, he suggested, is the consistency of concern, support, and involvement that it makes possible. While this support has been replicated by other means (by the active engagement of adults in the lives of other people’s children, for example), such alternatives are a less dependable form of fostering the development of children (Billingsley, 1992, pp. 381–5). In Black Picket Fences (1999), Mary Pattillo-McCoy offers an ethnography of black middle-class families in a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.

While aspects of human experience within the domain of family history, such as sexuality, gender, or childhood, have flourished in the last several years (spawning their own journals and scholarly organizations), interest in the history of family life per se has failed to attract new scholars at the same pace. Indeed, when Reviews in American History published its twenty-fifth-anniversary volume in 1998, it did not even devote a chapter to the history of family life (Masur, 1998). Components of family history as conceived during its formative years – gender in particular, but also motherhood, housework, and sexuality – are mentioned, but the history of family life is nowhere in evidence.

At the same time that the federal government fostered economic decentralization, it also subsidized the mobility of population and commerce. Suburbanization, like industrial decentralization, was a process well underway in the early twentieth century. But the scale and pace of suburban growth accelerated rapidly after World War II. New Deal and wartime programs, administered by the Home Owner’s Loan Corporation, the Federal Housing Administration, and the Veterans’ Administration, reconstructed the home mortgage market, subsidized large-scale housing construction, and provided strong incentives for homeownership (Freund, 1999; Nicolaides, 2002).

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