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Davidoff, Lenore, & Hall, Catherine (1987). Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

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Fliegelman, Jay (1982). Prodigals and Pilgrims: The American Revolution Against Patriarchal Authority, 1750-1800. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Frank, S. M. (1992). "Rendering Aid and Comfort: Images of Fatherhood in the Letters of Civil War Soldiers from Massachusetts and Michigan." Journal of Social History, 26, 5-31.

Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr. (1988). "Good Dads - Bad Dads: Two Faces of Fatherhood. In A.J. Cherlin (ed.), The Changing American Family and Public Policy (pp. 193-218). Washington, DC: Urban Institute Press.

Genevie, L., & Margolies, E. (1987). The Motherhood Report. New York: Macmillan.

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Gordon, Linda (1988). Heroes of Their Own Lives: The Politics and History of Family Violence, Boston, 1880-1960. New York: Viking.

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Hareven, Tamara K. (1982). Family Time and Industrial Time: The Relationship between the Family and Work in a New England Industrial Community. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Hoffert, S. D. (1989). Private Matters: American Attitudes toward Childbearing and Infant Nurture in the Urban North, 1800-1960. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

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Kimmel, Michael S. (Ed.). (1987). Changing Men: New Directions in Research on Men and Masculinity. Newbury Park, Calif.: Sage.

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Koehler, Lyle (1980). A Search for Power: The "Weaker" Sex in Seventeenth-century New England. Urbana, Ill.: University of Illinois Press.

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Levy, Barry (1988). Quakers and the American Family: British Settlement in the Delaware Valley. New York: Oxford University Press.

Lewis, Jan (1983). The Pursuit of Happiness: Family and Values in Jefferson's Virginia. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Lupton, Deborah, and Lesley Barclay (1997). Constructing Fatherhood: Discourses and Experiences. London: Sage Publications.

McMillen, Sally G. (1990). Motherhood in the Old South: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Infant Rearing. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

May, Elaine Tyler (1995). Barren in the Promised Land: Childless Americans and the Pursuit of Happiness. New York: Basic Books.

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Mintz, Steven (1992). "Children, Families, and the State: American Family Law in Historical Perspective." Denver University Law Review, 69, 639-40.

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Peiss, Kathy (1986). Cheap Amusements: Working women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

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Rothman, Sheila M. (1978). Woman's Proper Place: A History of Changing Ideals and Practices, 1870 to the Present. New York: Basic Books.

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Ryan, Mary P. (1981). Cradle of the Middle Class: The Family in Oneida County, New York, 1790-1865. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge Universtiy Press.

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Stearns, Peter N. (1991). "Fatherhood in Historical Perspective: The Role of Social Change." In F.W. Bozett & S.M.H. Hanson (eds.), Fatherhood and Families in Cultural Context (pp. 28-52). New York: Springer.

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Thernstrom, Stephan (1984). A History of the American People. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

Thurer, Shari L. (1994). Myths of Motherhood: How Culture Reinvents the Good Mother. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Ulrich, Laurel Thatcher (1982). Good Wives: Image and Reality in the Lives of Women in Northern New England, 1650-1750. New York: Knopf.

U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Policy Planning and Research. (1965). The Negro Family: The Case for National Action. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

Wilson, Lisa (1999). Ye Heart of a Man: The Domestic Life of Men in Colonial New England. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Wilson, William Julius (1987). The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Wood, Gordon S. (1992). The Radicalism of the American Revolution. New York: Knopf.

Wyatt-Brown, Bertram. (1982). Southern Honor: Ethics and Behavior in the Old South. New York: Oxford University Press.

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