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Marriage, a History

How Love Conquered Marriage

By Stephanie Coontz
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Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage by Stephanie Coontz

Marriage, a History (2005) covers the history of the institution of marriage, from its genesis in the Stone Age to its recent crisis.

  • People interested in social history and women’s studies
  • Couples considering marriage
  • Proponents of “traditional” marriage

Stephanie Coontz is an author, social historian and professor at Evergreen State College. She also serves as the Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, and has published several other books on family issues and gender, including The Way We Never Were.

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