The Transformation of Motherhood in Modern America
by Rebecca Jo Plant
HQ759 .P564 2010
New Book Island, 2nd floor
Just like last week, I have another confession. I love my mom. She’s pretty much a rock star in my book. I can’t say enough about how awesome she is. So when I realized that this coming Sunday is Mother’s Day, this week’s featured title jumped off the shelf at me.
Plant, history professor at UC-San Diego, takes on a topic of motherhood and how it has changed over the years. While it’s a widely known assertion that the role of women and family has been transformed in the past century, the author looks at particular events that spurred the dramatic shift in roles. From the book Generation of Vipers to the feminist movement, Plant paints a picture of the integral part motherhood has played in the development of American society.