Household and Family in Past Times
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Household and Family in Past Times by Peter Laslett
Book DescriptionThis is an extremely important collection of essays in historical social structure. The volume represents the first attempt to examine in historical and comparative terms the general belief that in the past all families were larger than they are today; that the nuclear family of man, wife and children living alone is particularly characteristic of the present time and came into being with the arrival of industry.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521099011
(226mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Jan-1975
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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