The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap


From "a man's home was his castle" to "traditional families never asked for a handout", this provocative book explodes cherished illusions about the last two centuries of American family life to expose the falseness, sentimentality, and self-righteousness of our accepted familial morays.

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992