Stephanie Coontz

Nationally renown scholar of  the history of marriage and family, Coontz lifts the veil on  American values. Author of the award-winning book: Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage.

Stephanie Coontz Marriage, a HistoryStephanie Coontz The Way We Never WereStephanie Coontz A Strange Stirring Stephanie Coontz The Way We Really AreStephanie Coontz American Families  Stephanie Coontz The Social Origins of Private Life  



The Way We Never Were: Revisited


In 1992, acclaimed historian Stephanie Coontz produced a myth-shattering examination of two centuries of the American family, sweeping away misconceptions about the past that cloud current debates. This revised edition features a new introduction by the author assessing what trends she got right, what she got wrong, and what she missed entirely. A new epilogue explains how the clash between growing gender equality and growing economic inequality is reshaping family life, marriage, and male-female relationships.