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American Mom

A Celebration of Motherhood in Pop Culture

By Meredith Hale (Author)


Format Hardcover


American Mom

A Celebration of Motherhood in Pop Culture

by Meredith Hale



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A celebration of motherhood from the nineteenth century through the present day, as seen through American pop culture. 
There is nothing more American than Mom and apple pie. But how exactly have Americans viewed motherhood over the years? Take a stunning visual journey through American motherhood from the Civil War to today as portrayed in magazines, ads, cartoons, television, music, film, and more. This lavishly illustrated book goes decade by decade, covering everything from the origins of Mother’s Day in the nineteenth century to the courage and sacrifice of wartime moms; from iconic ’50s TV moms like June Cleaver and Lucille Ball to the Supermoms of the 1980s . . . to today’s moms, who turn to social media to help their families’ busy lives hang together. Also covered are innovative and pioneering moms, moms of the White House, and moms who created great works of art, music, and literature. These captivating images and messages paint a story of an evolving America—and of the fierce, adaptable American woman. Filled with inspirational quotes, fun facts, and famous moms, American Mom is an ideal gift for Mother’s Day, baby showers, anniversaries, birthdays, and more.
“Throughout American history, fashion has changed, gender roles have changed and technologies have changed. But ‘American Mom’ shows that the one constant guiding it all is the love of a mother.”  —Los Angeles Times

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Meredith Hale is an author, editor, and mother of two. She is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post, and her work has been featured on “On Parenting” from the Washington Post, Scary Mommy, the Good Men Project, Little Things, Mamapedia, and more. She has been repeatedly featured by TODAY Parents in roundups of the Funniest Parents on Facebook, and has been interviewed about parenting and pop culture on radio shows including Roger &Marilyn, Toronto’s number-one morning program.

Pub Date: 4/3/2018

ISBN: 9781454929055

Price: $19.95 / $26.95 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 176 pages, all in color

Trim: 8 x 8 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Gift Books / Gifts & Stationery

Publisher: Sterling