Spring 2020 catalog cover

The Penn Press list for spring 2020 includes hardcover releases, first-time paperbacks, and ebook editions intended for scholars, students, and serious general readers worldwide. Click here to explore our forthcoming books, grouped by subject area.

The Family in History

Edited by Charles E. Rosenberg

208 pages | 5 1/2 x 8
Ebook 2016 | ISBN 9781512806328 | Buy from De Gruyter $79.95 | €69.95 | £70.50
This book is available under special arrangement from our European publishing partner De Gruyter.
An Anniversary Collection volume

"The essays in this volume rank with the best social history offered today."—History of Childhood Quarterly

"The pieces offer a fascinating combination of historical evidence and sociological analysis, of a standard rarely reached in family studies. Yet the historical context of each piece is quite distinct."—Keith Hopkins

This is a book that goes beyond a mere examination of the role of the family in structuring sexual relationships, kinship relations, and child rearing practices. Here are historical examples of the family as a source of labor and capital accumulation, as a mechanism for the transmission of property, and as a means for the imposition of social control.

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