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The Resource American childhoods, Joseph E. Illick

American childhoods, Joseph E. Illick

Label
American childhoods
Title
American childhoods
Statement of responsibility
Joseph E. Illick
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: The experiences of children in America have long been a source of scholarly fascination and general interest. In American Childhoods, Joseph Illick brings together his own extensive research and a synthesis of literature from a range of disciplines to present the first comprehensive cross-cultural history of childhood in America. Beginning with American Indians, European settlers, and African slaves and their differing perceptions of how children should be raised, American Childhoods moves to the nineteenth century and the rise of industrialization to introduce the offspring of the emerging urban middle and working classes. Illick reveals that while rural and working-class children continued to toil from an early age, as they had in the colonial period, childhood among the urban middle class became recognized as a distinct phase of life, with a continuing emphasis on gender differences. Illick then discusses how the public school system was created in the nineteenth century to assimilate immigrants and discipline all children, and observes its major role in age-grouping children as well as drawing working-class youngsters from factories to classrooms. At the same time, such social problems as juvenile delinquency were confronted by private charities and, ultimately, by the state. Concluding his sweeping study, the author presents the progeny of suburban, inner-city, and rural Americans in the twentieth century, highlighting the growing disparity of opportunities available to children of decaying cities and the booming suburbs. Consistently making connections between economics, psychology, commerce, sociology, and anthropology, American Childhoods is rich with insight into the elusive world of children. Grounded firmly in social and cultural history and written in lucid, accessible prose, the book demonstrates how children's experiences have varied dramatically through time and across space, and how the idea of childhood has meant vastly different things to different groups in American society
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Illick, Joseph E
Dewey number
305.23/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ792.U5
LC item number
I45 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children
  • Children
Label
American childhoods, Joseph E. Illick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American Indian childhood -- European American childhood -- African American childhood -- Urban middle-class childhood -- Urban working-class childhood -- suburban childhood-- Inner-city and rural childhoods
Control code
48662525
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780812218077
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001054095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American childhoods, Joseph E. Illick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [169]-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
American Indian childhood -- European American childhood -- African American childhood -- Urban middle-class childhood -- Urban working-class childhood -- suburban childhood-- Inner-city and rural childhoods
Control code
48662525
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 218 pages
Isbn
9780812218077
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001054095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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