Family Affairs: A History of the Family in Twentieth-Century England by Mary AbbottFamily Affairs: A History of the Family in Twentieth-Century England by Mary Abbott

Family Affairs: A History of the Family in Twentieth-Century England

byMary AbbottEditorMary Abbott

Paperback | December 20, 2002

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The decades between the close of World War I and the end of the Thatcher era have changed and challenged family life in England dramatically. The Depression and World War II shifted priorities and behaviour, as did the Welfare State, the Pill and Women's Lib later on. What threatened a family's respectability in the 1920s is often commonplace today - abortion, contraception, the single parent family, or gay relationships. Family Affairs explores the secret life of English families from 1920 to 1990. Mary Abbott takes the reader into her subjects' homes and hearts and provokes readers to reflect on families past and speculate on families future. A product of intense original research of primary and secondary sources, this volume is a useful contribution to the history of the family.
Title:Family Affairs: A History of the Family in Twentieth-Century EnglandFormat:PaperbackPublished:December 20, 2002Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415145872

ISBN - 13:9780415145879

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"This is a fascinating and well-written book.."
-David Simonelli, Canadian Journal of History