Essays on the Family and Historical Change

978-0-89096-151-3 Cloth
6 x 9. 160 pp.
Pub Date: 08/01/1983
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In recent years a growing number of scholars have used the family as a prism through which to view historical change. The ways in which people cope with their world have always been reflected in familial decisions. Thus, a focus on the family has allowed historians the clearest view of the dynamic relationship between the people of the past and the evolution of society and the economy. These five essays combine the economics and values of the family, two elements whose separation has been an impediment to our best understanding of its history.

The ways in which people cope with their circumstances have always been reflected in familial decisions. These five essays combine the economics and values of the family.

Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lectures, published for the University of Texas at Arlington by Texas A&M University Press

Published by Texas A&M University Press