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The way things never were

the truth about the "good old days"

by Norman H. Finkelstein

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Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- History -- 1953-1961 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • United States -- History -- 1961-1969 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • United States -- History -- 1945-1953 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • United States -- Social conditions -- 1945- -- Juvenile literature.,
    • United States -- History -- 1953-1961.,
    • United States -- History -- 1961-1969.,
    • United States -- History -- 1945-1953.,
    • United States -- Social conditions -- 1945-

    • About the Edition

      A history of the United States during the 1950s and 1960s including sections on health care, eating habits, family life, environmental issues, and the condition of the elderly.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references p. [96] and index.

      StatementNorman H. Finkelstein.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE835 .F48 1999
      The Physical Object
      Pagination104 p. :
      Number of Pages104
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL355623M
      ISBN 100689814127
      LC Control Number98015412
      OCLC/WorldCa38765060

        The Way We Never Were. New York: Basic Books, pp 27) In the situations listed above, it is clear that the white, middle class was being influenced by growing cultural influence through employers, culture, and even the government. The interesting point to this is the interest seen in the Native American family, the African American family. The Way Things Were ~ The Wonder Years has 5, members. Things from the olden days that please us and amuse us. It's is for all Baby Boomer & Gen.

        She has published extensively on the topic of marriage and family life and is the author of several highly praised books, such as The Way We Never Were: American Families and . The bottom line of the book is that the yearning for the "traditional" family of the s is a trap, and distracts people from thinking about real problems and solutions, by imposing an unthinking nostalgia for a past that never really existed while ignoring the numerous problems that existed in that past.

        This week (Ma ) Coontz released a substantially revised and updated edition of The Way We Never Were. Below, she provides a brief review of ten things that have changed for the better in the past quarter century, three that have stayed . The Way We Really Are A chapter by chapter abstract of a book by Stephanie Coontz General Abstract. In The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap (Basic Books, ; new edition with new introduction, ), Stephanie Coontz dispelled many popular myths about the history of the family.


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Violence, abuse, poverty, ignorance, alcoholism, dependence on government support. InI published The Way We Never Were: American Families And The Nostalgia Trap, a search for the supposed “golden age” of family values in the twentieth century: I.

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