Making Marriage Work: A History of Marriage and Divorce in the Twentieth-Century United States

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Product Details

Price
$37.38
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
248
Dimensions
5.55 X 0.57 X 8.43 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807872215

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About the Author

Kristin Celello is assistant professor of history at Queens College, City University of New York.

Reviews

It certainly claims a place among works about the social history of American marriage.--INTAMS


A lively history. . . . Accessible and enjoyable too.--The Feminist Review


A lucid description of the rise and sociological impact of the concept that spouses must work hard to make their marriage work.--Catholic News Service


Fascinating. . . . Would be an excellent addition to a course on the sociology of marriage, family or gender roles.--Journal of Social History


An intellectual and cultural history of modern marriage and divorce leavened with rich insights into married love and labor. Celello revises and refines the history of twentieth-century marriage to a story of experts successfully persuading couples that marriage requires work.--The Journal of American History


The book's strength is in demonstrating the tenacity of the idea that marriages can be saved through hard work and the persistence of gender imbalance, which continues to place the burden of the effort on women.--Choice