Celebrating the American Family Author:Martin W. Sandler The family. It is our oldest, most studied, least understood and most important human institution. Despite predictions of its demise as old as the nation itself, the family endures nad remains the place where most of us long to be. — The images in this book, culled from every era of our history since the first photograph was taken more than 150 y... more »ears ago, reveal the American family across time and place. Collectively they chronicle the joys, the sorrows , the triumphs and the tensions that are the ingredients of family life.
The photographs bear witness and personal history. Thye reveal the many ways in which the integrity of a nation is enexorably linked to the integrity of the its family life. Most important, the images provide testimony to the fact that despite the profound social and cultural changes it has endured the American family remains an institution worthy of celebration.« less