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FORTHCOMING TITLE, ETA JULY 2022
People think that the story of America is the story of American individualism, thrift, and business. However, we almost never hear about how the family was central to the "American Way."
In this short but gripping story about the family in twentieth century America, historian Allan Carlson describes how the family was central to public policy and to our national identity. From the activism of Theodore Roosevelt and the maternalists to the family values that made it possible for Germans to integrate successfully as Americans, this book shows how the family was at the center of the story of America.
Not only does this book tell the stories of men and women fighting for the family, but it explains why the family has declined in recent years. If you want to know why America is the way it is, both in its rise and decline, this book will open your eyes.