Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

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Harper Collins, Jan 5, 1996 - Social Science - 336 pages
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A compelling and controversial exploration of absentee fathers and their impact on the nation.
  

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Well-written, insightful book. It IS written like an academic treatise, so it can be a bit dry. Read full review

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This was an interesting read on the societal shift to marginalize the father as an anchor of the traditional family. Read full review

Contents

The Diminishment of American Fatherhood
9
Fatherless Society
25
The Lost Idea
49
The Unnecessary Father
65
The Old Father
84
The New Father
96
The Deadbeat
124
The Visiting Father
148
The Sperm Father
171
The Stepfather and the Nearby
185
The Good Family Man
201
A Father for Every Child
222
Notes
235
Index
317
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About the author (1996)

Blankenhorn is founder and president of the Institute for American Values and has long been a key figure in the public debate on marriage and the family as well as a prominent leader in the fatherhood movement. He is the founder of the Council on Families in Ameria.

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