Stephanie Coontz

Council on Contemporary Families

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Professor of History and Family Studies at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and co-chair of the Council on Contemporary Families; author of Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage and A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960's

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