Readership: Students in world history, family history, children's history, gender and women's history courses; AP World History
Mary Jo Maynes, Professor of History, University of Minnesota, US, and Ann Waltner, Professor of History and Director of the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Minnesota, US
Mary Jo Maynes is professor of history at the University of Minnesota. Her recent books include Telling Stories: The Use of Personal Narratives in the Social Sciences and History (2008) and Secret Gardens, Satanic Mills: Placing Girls in European History (2004).
Ann Waltner is professor of history and director of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota. She is a former editor of the Journal of Asian Studies and author of Getting an Heir: Adoption and the Construction of Kinship in Late Imperial China.
Chapter 1: Domestic Life and Human Origins
Chapter 2: The Birth of the Gods: Family in the Emergence of Religions and Cosmologies
Chapter 3: Ruling Families: Kinship at the Dawn of Politics (3000 BCE to 1450 CE)
Chapter 4: Family Dynamics in a Global Frame (1400-1750)
Chapter 5: Families in Global Markets (1600-1850)
Chapter 6: Families in Revolutionary Times (1750-1920)
Chapter 7: Powers of Life and Death: Families in the Era of State Population Management (1880 to the Present)
Epilogue: The Future of the Family