The late twentieth century has seen a fantastic expansion of personal, sexual, and domestic liberties in the United States. In this title, the author explores the rise of cohabitation, and the changing social norms that have allowed cohabitation to become the chosen lifestyle of more than fifteen million Americans.
Elizabeth H. Pleck is professor emerita of history, human development, and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has edited nine books about the history of American families. Her most recent book is Love of Freedom: Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England.