Milestones, Jun. 7, 1976

Died. Mary Handlin, 62, social historian who, with her husband Oscar, a professor of history at Harvard, was coauthor of six books on American civilization; of cancer; in Cambridge, Mass. The Handlins in The Dimensions of Liberty (1961) explored the idea of freedom as defined in the U.S. In Facing Life: Youth and the Family in American History (1971), they traced the patterns of relationships within the American family, spanning 300 years, and concluded that the continually advancing age at which young people leave home has unfortunate consequences for everyone involved.


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